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UEFA Champions League Final 2011: Wayne Rooney Levels Scores, 1-1

So, Manchester United are in less trouble now. It's 1-1 at Wembley, and guess who created and scored it? Yep, it's Wayne Rooney, out of absolutely nothing. I was actoually just about to slate him for totally wasting a free kick from forty yards, but that's one heck of a way to make up for it. Rooney is hits with a long pass and plays a brilliant one-two with Ryan Giggs in Victor Valdes' penalty box before hammering an absolutely unstoppable shot home past the diving goalkeeper.

Gorgeous goal, that, and that's the perfect response as far as Sir Alex Ferguson is concerned. Certain parts of the stadium go dead silent, and the rest of the crowd goes wild. How will Barcelona respond to wasting their lead? Xavi tries to fix the problem immediately, but can only shoot well over Edwin van der Sar's crossbar from range.

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