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Rooney hat-trick lifts Everton

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England striker, Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as Everton thrashed West Ham in a Premier league encounter at the Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

With a 4-0 victory, their first league clean sheet since the opening game of the season against Stoke, the Merseysiders moved up four places to 13th in the league table.

Rooney headed in the rebound after his penalty was saved by goalkeeper Hart in the 18th minute to open the scoring, and swept in his second 10 minutes later after good build-up from youngsters Jonjoe Kenny and Tom Davies.

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His third of the night was in the 66th minute as Hart rushed out to slide the ball clear but it fell to Rooney’s feet inside his own half and he passed it brilliantly from range into the back of the net.

Everton secured the excellent victory in the presence of Sam Allardyce, who is set to take over the managerial position of the team.

Speaking after the win, caretaker manager David Unsworth said: “Great hat-trick, great display from Wayne. He was captain for a reason. I’m delighted for the club. I took over when we were in the bottom three and we’ve got out of it in the six weeks.”

 

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