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Top 10: All-time Premier League goalscorers still playing (1)

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Wayne Rooney's brace in Manchester United's 4-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday moved him up to fourth place on the list of all-time leading goalscorers in the Premier League, and at the same time made him the highest scoring star still actively playing in England's top-flight.

The 28-year-old striker netted his 170th and 171st goals to cancel out Ashley Westwood's opener for the visitors, and helped David Moyes's side claim a hard-fought three points at Old Trafford.

Rooney is widely regarded as on of the most prolific stars in the Premier League, and now sits just four goals behind Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who netted 175 goals for the Gunners under Arsene Wenger.

Alan Shearer remains the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals, and Andy Cole separates him and the aforementioned Henry in second place with 187 goals.

Rooney has Henry well within his sights, and could even surpass the former Gunner - who now plays in the MLS for the New York Red Bulls - before the end of 2013/14, but will probably have to wait until next season before usurping Cole.

Shearer's record is still some way off, but after recently signing a new five-year contract extension to remain at Manchester United until 2019, there's no reason why - fitness and form permitting - Rooney cannot become the most prolific goalscorer in Premier League history before hanging up his boots.

In tribute to the record-chasing Manchester United striker, GiveMeSport brings you the top 10 all-time leading goalscorers still plying their respective trades in the Premier League.

Click through the tabs - above or below - to work your way through the list from 10 to 1, and leave a prediction in the comment box provided with how many Premier League goals you think Rooney will end up scoring by the end of his career!

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