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Wayne Rooney scored an outrageous goal in DC United

He’s done it again! Wayne Rooney scores sensational wonderstrike from inside his own half as he finds the net from 60 yards out to help DC United beat Orlando City in MLS clash

  • Wayne Rooney produced one of his old party tricks for DC United on Wednesday
  • The 33-year-old forward struck from inside his own half against Orlando City
  • It was reminiscent of his strike against West Ham for Manchester United in 2014  
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Wayne Rooney reprised one of his most well-known party tricks on Wednesday evening as he helped DC United beat Orlando City with an outrageous long-range effort.

The former England captain picked up the ball well inside the United half and took a quick glance up as he thought about mounting a counter-attack in just the 10th minute of the game.

However, seeing City’s keeper Brian Rowe well off of his line, Rooney decided to try his luck from distance, unleashing a shot from 60 yards out.  

Wayne Rooney scored an outrageous goal in DC United's MLS victory against Orlando City

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Wayne Rooney scored an outrageous goal in DC United’s MLS victory against Orlando City 

The former England international unleashed an effort from 60 yards out in the first half

The former England international unleashed an effort from 60 yards out in the first half

The former England international unleashed an effort from 60 yards out in the first half

The 33-year-old caught out City goalkeeper Brian Rowe who was well out of his goal

The 33-year-old caught out City goalkeeper Brian Rowe who was well out of his goal

The 33-year-old caught out City goalkeeper Brian Rowe who was well out of his goal 

The 30-year-old shot-stopper couldn't prevent the ball from whistling over him and in

The 30-year-old shot-stopper couldn't prevent the ball from whistling over him and in

The 30-year-old shot-stopper couldn’t prevent the ball from whistling over him and in

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The effort caught Rowe by surprise, with the 30-year-old back-pedalling furiously in an attempt to intercept the strike.

It was too late though, the ball sailing over his head and nestling in the back of the net.

The strike was the queue for wild celebrations on the pitch and pandemonium in the stands, with the former Manchester United striker mobbed by his team-mates.

Of course, it is not the first time the 33-year-old has pulled off the unthinkable and scored from this sort of range. 

Rowe looks behind him as the ball sails over him and into the net despite his best efforts

Rowe looks behind him as the ball sails over him and into the net despite his best efforts

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Rowe looks behind him as the ball sails over him and into the net despite his best efforts 

Rooney is mobbed by United team-mates rushing to congratulate him on the impressive strike

Rooney is mobbed by United team-mates rushing to congratulate him on the impressive strike

Rooney is mobbed by United team-mates rushing to congratulate him on the impressive strike

During Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over West Ham at Upton Park in March 2014, the forward caught Adrian off his line with a sublime lob from just inside the Hammers’ half.

And in 2017 Rooney punished the same opposition for some slack defending, sending Joe Hart’s clearance back over his head from inside the Everton half in a 4-0 victory at Goodison Park.

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DC United held on to win this one, too – their No 9’s strike proving the only goal of the game. 

The win saw them move clear in third in the MLS Eastern Conference – four points ahead of Atlanta United and two points behind leaders Philadelphia Union.  

Rooney has previous in this department, scoring from range against West Ham in 2014

Rooney has previous in this department, scoring from range against West Ham in 2014

Rooney has previous in this department, scoring from range against West Ham in 2014

He did the very same three years later, netting from inside his own half for Everton in a 4-0 win

He did the very same three years later, netting from inside his own half for Everton in a 4-0 win

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He did the very same three years later, netting from inside his own half for Everton in a 4-0 win