Everyone made the same joke about Wayne Rooney's foul on Claudio Bravo 6 years ago

Everyone made the same joke about Wayne Rooney's foul on Claudio Bravo

A lot of things used to be better back in the day.

You know the stuff. Children's TV. Chocolate bars. Wayne Rooney.

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There's plenty to be said for the new era of football video games, but everyone holds a candle for the 90s and its basic-yet-endearing versions of the titles we know and love today.

One of our favourites is FIFA's Road to World Cup '98, with its international qualification, indoor football and - of course - crunching fouls on goalkeepers.

And Rooney was kind enough to remind us of that feature with a bad foul on Claudio Bravo in the second half of the Manchester Derby.

Bravo had earlier been lucky to avoid punishment for diving into a challenge with the Manchester United striker, but Rooney's foul had everyone saying just one thing - even if some of them got their years confused.

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Rooney, unlike Chelsea's Diego Costa on the opening weekend of the season, was unable to make an impact on the scoresheet after only being booked for a foul on the opposition goalkeeper.

City were already 2-1 ahead at that point, with Kevin de Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho giving Pep Guardiola's team a 2-0 lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic capitalised on a Claudio Bravo error to reduce the deficit, but that was the end of the scoring.

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The result leaves Manchester City three points clear of their neighbours with 12 points from 12 in the Premier League this season.

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