A hat-trick from Wayne Rooney, including one sensational strike from inside his own half, helped Everton earn a 4-0 win over West Ham at Goodison Park, with Sam Allardyce looking on from the stands.
Allardyce is due to be confirmed as the new Everton boss imminently, and he only had to wait 18 minutes to see Everton take the lead, as Rooney headed home after his penalty had been saved by Joe Hart.
Then, 10 minutes later, it was two, as Rooney stroked the ball home after Tom Davies’ cross had rolled into his path.
West Ham upped their game in the second half, and could have got themselves back in it, but Manuel Lanzini saw his penalty kick saved by Jordan Pickford, before Rooney completed his hat-trick in incredible fashion, drilling a strike into the net from inside his own half, over a stranded Hart, to send Goodison into raptures in awe of their local hero.
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Ashley Williams headed home a fourth as Everton secured three points that sees them climb to 13th, as David Unsworth was treated to victory is what was almost certainly his final match in charge. West Ham’s woes continue, as they stay in the bottom three after a defeat that means David Moyes has suffered five successive defeats back at Goodison as an opposition manager, 12-0 on aggregate.