Wayne Rooney - D.C. United - applauds the fans
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Alan Shearer, James Corden react to Wayne Rooney's free-kick golazo for DC

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past day or two, you probably noticed that Wayne Rooney scored a rather decent free-kick winner for D.C. United at Audi Field on Wednesday evening.

And it wasn't just MLS audiences ooohing and aaahing over the long-range golazo, the sole goal in a 1-0 D.C. win over Toronto FC that further consolidates United's hold on the Eastern Conference's sixth and final playoff spot.

There was a spirited reaction from Rooney's countrymen Alan Shearer, a highly accomplished goalscorer in his own right...

...and James Corden, another UK expat carving out a name for himself in North America...

In fact, the goal got enough people talking online to turn into a Twitter moment, powered by Rooney's legions of fans across the globe.

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