Rooney's favourite victims! Everton's star scores 15th goal against Newcastle

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An early goal at St James' Park brought the striker's tally against the Magpies to 15 in the Premier League, more than any other top-flight rival

Wayne Rooney just loves playing against Newcastle United, scoring once more against the Magpies to make them his favourite victims. 

The striker holds an enviable record in matches against the north east side, and was on target again on Wednesday. 

Rooney converted from close range to put Everton 1-0 ahead, scoring against the run of play after Newcastle had made a bright start at St James' Park. 

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It was his ninth goal of the Premier League season, and yet another against a team that has consistently suffered through his scoring instincts. 

Rooney has now scored 15 Premier League goals against Newcastle, more than any other team in the English top flight. 

At 32, and after netting against Liverpool at the weekend, the striker is also proving there is still plenty left in the tank after leaving Old Trafford in the summer.

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