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Even better than Rooney's?
February 21st, 2011 1:52AM

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[VIDEO PICK] When would we see another goal the likes of Wayne Rooney's overhead volley that decided Manchester United's win over archival Man City? A week later Frenchman Jimmy Briand answered.

The 25-year-old Lyon striker, after setting up a goal, scored his team's fourth in a 4-0 win over Nancy in stunning fashion ...




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  1. Rick Figueiredo
    commented on: February 21, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.
    Better than Rooney's? Sorry. Not even close. Rooney's was not a perfect bicycle kick but it was sweet.

  1. Bill Richter
    commented on: February 21, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.
    The only reason this was a goal is the keeper played it badly, the ball came in right over his hand. As a matter of fact, if we had a better clip, I think we'd see the ball was actually almost pushed over the bar by the keeper. It wasn't a bicycle kick either, more a side volley he had to go a little higher for. Rooney's went to the far upper corner, ensuring that, no matter how good the keeper, there was no way to save it.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: February 21, 2011 at 6:41 p.m.
    AWW COME ON NOW!!! You Anglophiles seem to bemoan the little fact that others, besides Rooney can strike an overhead kick, whether a full "Chilena", bicycle kick or an off the ground 3/4 overhead volley! And Bill R, you're really splitting hairs and are blaming the keeper instead of cheering on the well taken goal and yet you say that Rooney actually planned his goal to the upper corner??!! Come now, we weren't born ysterday!!! Hey, and me thinks that you bemoan this 'cause it was a French team player who really kicked a very nice goal!!! I say mates, PLAY ON!!!

  1. Bill Richter
    commented on: February 22, 2011 at 11:33 a.m.
    Ric, you seem to be prejudiced against "Anglophiles" (how you qualify anyone who doesn't agree with you), though Rick's last name seems to support the fact that he's not an Anglo anything. Further, how dare you insult my French heritage? The world is a much better place without this type of attitude , and FIFA has a whole campaign devoted to eliminating attitudes and stereotypes like yours from the beautiful sport. I say, take your bigoted views somewhere else! Concerning the goal, votes have it 2 to one against it being better than Rooney's goal, I'll stand on the majority. I never said it wasn't a good attempt, but having sight of the goal mouth while taking the shot, one would hope the shooter would place the ball away from the keeper. One would also hope the keeper wouldn't be caught flat-footed when the balls is so close to the goal before the shot is taken. And it doesn't compare to Rooney's for either physical difficulty or placement in the goal.


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