Goal vote joy for United star
Wayne Rooney's overhead kick in the Manchester derby has been voted as the greatest goal in the 20 seasons of the Premier League.
The England forward acrobatically volleyed home Nani's 77th-minute cross in February 2011 to take United eight points clear of City in the league standings en route to a record 19th English league title, and the award is the first in a series to commemorate 20 seasons of the Premier League. Hundreds of thousands of supporters across the globe voted in the poll, with Rooney's strike gaining 26% of the total votes cast. Dennis Bergkamp's sublime turn and finish against Newcastle for Arsenal in March 2002 was the second most popular with 19%, and Thierry Henry's volley for Arsenal against Manchester United in 2000 was third on 15%. Rooney said: "I grew up watching the Premier League so to be voted the best goal in the history of the Premier League is a great feeling. "There's so many good goals in that shortlist, goals that I watched in my living room as a kid: Alan Shearer's goal, Paolo Di Canio's, Tony Yeboah's, David Beckham's. To be competing with them and winning is a great honour for me and something I'm very proud of. I'd like to say a big thank you to all the fans that voted for me."