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Rooney wins goal vote

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Wayne Rooney's spectacular overhead kick in the Manchester derby in February 2011 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 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%.

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