Video: 'Keeper channels Rooney’s Manchester City bicycle kick with own goal

Wayne Rooney

A Jordan League 'keeper has pulled off a near-perfect imitation of the Manchester United man’s effort – except this time it was in his own goal

Fans of Manchester United and Manchester City rarely agree on much, but both sets of supporters must surely be willing to admit that a video of a rather bizarre own-goal from the Middle East bears a striking resemblance to Wayne Rooney’s famous derby day effort.

Scored during a February 2011 encounter between the Blues and the Red Devils, the England captain’s acrobatic bicycle kick finish remains a staple of Premier League highlights reels to this day.

This latest effort, from a league fixture in Jordan, is unlikely to rank among goalkeeper Mohammad Shatnawi’s finest hours, however.

First choice for the Jordan national team and turning out for hosts Al-Faisaly, the 29-year-old endured a game to forget, with his side going down 3-0 at home to closest rivals Al-Wehdat.

Playing in what was virtually a derby encounter, Shatnawi’s own goal certainly had something of the Rooneys about it.

Initially saving a shot from the opposition, the Jordanian keeper then opted to attempt an overhead clearance in a bid to rid himself of any immediate danger.

What he instead ended up doing was to pull off a near-perfect acrobatic finish into his own net.

Though it may have been easier to catch the initial effort, with Shatnawi under no pressure whatsoever, the goalkeeper can at least console himself with the fact that, unlike Rooney, he did not "shin" his effort in.

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