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29th Nov 2017

WATCH: Wayne Rooney scores from his own half to complete hat-trick against West Ham

World class

Simon Lloyd

Take a bow, Wayne Rooney.

Now 32, nobody’s doubting that the former Manchester United striker’s best days are behind him.

Despite this, he’s still more than capable of showing his class, as was the case at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening.

With 25 minutes to play against West Ham, Rooney had already scored both of Everton’s goals.

A long ball was pumped forward in the direction of Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The young striker failed to control it properly, allowing Joe Hart to race from his goal and clear the ball into the Everton half.

Meeting the ball in the centre circle, Rooney drilled a first time shot back over the head of Hart and West Ham’s defence and into the empty goal.

His hat-trick, his first in an Everton shirt, helped his side to a 4-0 victory.