WATCH: The moment Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's Manchester United record
Wayne Rooney has had to wait a while to equal Bobby Charlton's goalscoring record for Manchester United, but the moment finally arrived in the FA Cup third round.
Rooney had been stuck on 248 United goals since November, one shy of Charlton's final tally, but the visit of Jaap Stam's Reading had fans convinced today would be the day.
ROONEY breaking the record today.👊👊 #GGMU
— chikabala kaleta (@CK_RED_HOT) January 7, 2017
Hopefully Rooney breaks the record today
— Tobi Otunla (@Maestro_96) January 7, 2017
And so it proved, with the England forward taking just over six minutes to find the net, turning past Ali Al-Habsi with Juan Mata providing the assist.
It wasn't the cleanest finish, but they all count.