Wayne Rooney scored his first Premier League hat-trick in 6 years to help Everton to a convincing 4-0 victory over West Ham. The former Manchester United rolled back the years in superb fashion to help The Toffees defeat David Moyes’ team in front of the watching Sam Allardyce.
The former England manager has been confirmed as the permanent t manager of the Goodison Park outfit following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, as he would take over from caretaker manager, David Unsworth.
Rooney broke the deadlock after 19 minutes after scoring the rebound following the penalty save from former England teammate, Joe Hart. Just 10 minutes later, Rooney had his brace after Tom Davies’ cross found its way to him. This was a purposeful performance from Everton, who have looked below par in recent matches, as many players knew they had to raise their game to impress incoming manager, Allardyce.
After halftime, West Ham upped the tempo and had a penalty awarded to them.
The Everton crowd grew restless, fearing the worst but Jordan Pickford saved Manuel Lanzini’s tame effort. Rooney still had time for the magnificent, scoring his third goal with a stroke of genius. The Manchester United all-time topscorer spotted Hart off his line, and then struck a delightful shot from inside his own half past the hapless West Ham goalie. Unsworth had made five changes in his final game in charge with the likes of Michael Keane and Leighton Baines missing out to injury. For The Hammers, Andre Ayew came in for Andy Carroll.
Ashley Williams made it four after he headed home. The result takes the 1995 FA Cup winners to 13 th , while West Ham remain mired in relegation trouble. Another home game is next for Everton as Huddersfield travel to Merseyside, while West Ham face a tough challenge as they head north to face league leaders Manchester City.