Premier League goals; Higher or lower?

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Wayne Rooney became the second ever player to score over 200 Premier League goals when he scored against Manchester City earlier in the season.

Rooney’s goal helped Everton to a draw with City, who have gone on to win every Premier League game since and this form has seen City become firm favourite with the Premier League odds from Betfair.

After that goal, he joined Alan Shearer in the exclusive 200 club and will be hoping that he can overtake the England legend’s Premier League goal record. Shearer racked up his impressive tally during 14 seasons split between Newcastle United and Blackburn Rover.

Back in the 1994/95 Premier League season, Shearer 34 league goals to help Blackburn win their only Premier League title.

When Thierry Henry left Arsenal back in 2007, he had scored 175 goals in eight seasons with the Gunners, had he stayed for another year at least, he would have probably joined the 200 club.

Frank Lampard was another who came within a season or two of reaching the 200 landmark, having scored 177 goals for West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City. He left City in 2015 to play in America’s Major League Soccer for New York City FC and retired after just one season across the pond.

English players dominate the top ten of all-time Premier League scorers, with Thierry Henry being the only foreign born player in the top ten. Players like Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku are expected to one day join the 200 club, assuming of course that they remain in the Premier League and resist the urge to move to some of the biggest clubs worldwide.

We have created a higher or lower quiz to test Premier League fans’ knowledge on some of the most recognisable names from the league’s history and how many goal they scored.