Rooney becomes leading English Champions League goalscorer

Rooney becomes leading English CL goalscorer
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Wayne Rooney becomes the leading English goalscorer in the Champions League after finding the net twice last night.

The two penalties that Wayne Rooney converted during Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Otelul Galati yesterday evening saw him become the leading English goalscorer in the history of Champions League.

The striker took his tally to 26, moving him two ahead of former United teammate Paul Scholes.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has found the net on 20 occasions in the competition, while Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is one goal further back with 19.

Former Red Devil Andy Cole rounds off the top five with 18 goals.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173