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Wayne Rooney’s Bicycle Kick Against City: Beautiful Animation

The date was February 12, 2011. Up stepped Wayne Rooney in an important game against rivals Manchester City to score a sensational bicycle kick to win all three points.

Now, months later, talented artist Richard Swarbrick has recreated the moment in the game with an incredible animation (see above video).

It’s the same artist who created the animation of Gareth Bale’s goal against Inter Milan.

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  1. ahnaf

    August 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    his kick was good!

  2. Spinner Bike

    August 9, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Nice vid! 🙂

  3. Rory

    July 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    His other videos normally have one frame created by ‘Isabelle’ (presumably his daughter)…didn’t see that in this one, maybe because it was used in an advert.

  4. Steve

    July 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm


  5. James

    July 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

    It is certainly NOT a video filter. I have seen a few pieces of Swarbrick’s work and it is all painstakingly rendered by hand.

  6. Phenoum

    July 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

    It’s not animation – it’s called a video filter. Where have you been the past 10 years?

  7. nezir tepe

    July 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Its up there with all the best goals ever scored in world football.

    • Slugs

      July 26, 2011 at 11:55 am


    • Troy

      July 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      I still love the reaction from the bench, especially Ando’s.

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