The Toffees attacker has found himself criticised for much of this season but thoroughly impressed for Marco Silva's side today.
The 30-year-old has found himself under criticism at times this season due to displays deemed lacklustre by some fans but against West Ham he was very much on song with a tireless and creative performance.
Walcott provided the delivery to set up Bernard's goal on 17 minutes, which went a long way to calming the nerves at Goodison Park given Everton's form going into the game, as well as putting in a good defensive shift, helping Djibril Sidibe settle into his first Premier League start, and rattling the woodwork with a superb long-range effort.
Here is what some of the Toffees fans said on social media regarding the £100,000-per-week (Spotrac) attacker:
When did we sign that Theo Walcott?— Nado (@anaden1878) October 19, 2019
Who is this impostor at right wing and what have they done with theo walcott? pic.twitter.com/8B80UpHGEY— Southern California Everton (@SoCalEverton) October 19, 2019
Tom Davies starting, Theo Walcott masterclass, Schneiderlin doing bits in the community. What a week for Everton's most hated trinity.— Johann (@ToffeeTinkerer) October 19, 2019
I haven't seen @theowalcott play that well since he was a bright new teenager and got thrown straight into the England squad.— Paul Downes (@CallmeDownsie) October 19, 2019
If he carries on like that, he could be back in it.
Best player on the pitch today— IES (@efc5661) October 19, 2019
The Toffees moved out of the Premier League's bottom three after unanswered goals from Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson helped overcome the Hammers and ease the pressure on under-fire Everton boss Marco Silva.
Up next for the Goodison Park side is the Premier League trip to Brighton next Saturday.
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