Everton beat West Ham United 4-0 at Goodison park this evening.

Everton’s English striker Wayne Rooney (R) shoots from the half-way line to score his third goal to complete his hattrick during the English Premier League football match between Everton…

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has grabbed the headlines once again after scoring a stunning long-range goal against West Ham United.

The Toffees went into the game having been thumped 4-1 by Southampton on Sunday afternoon, and were playing their final game under caretaker boss David Unsworth.

With Sam Allardyce – who is set to be named as Everton’s replacement for Ronald Koeman – sat in the stands watching the game, Everton turned in a strong performance and claimed their biggest win of the season so far.

Everton striker Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring

Wayne Rooney opened the scoring after Joe Hart had brought down Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and whilst Rooney’s penalty was saved by Joe Hart, Rooney headed home the rebound.

Rooney grabbed a smartly-taken second from Tom Davies’ cross before half time, but it was his third goal which grabbed the headlines, as he sent a stunning strike over Hart and into the net from his own half.

Hart had cleared the ball as Calvert-Lewin was bearing down on him, but Rooney’s incredible first-time strike handed Everton a 3-0 lead, and Ashley Williams sealed a 4-0 victory from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner.

Allardyce’s appointment will discussions in the coming days, but for now, everybody is falling over themselves to hail Rooney – and rightly so after his stunning goal.

Pundits Jamie Carragher, Chris Sutton, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer all took to Twitter to praise Rooney’s stunning goal, with Carragher backing it for goal of the season.


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