- Wayne Rooney scored a jaw-dropping goal from his own side to secure a hat trick against West Ham.
- Everton got the win, making a big move from 17th to 13th in the Premier League standings.
Everton’s Wayne Rooney has created some dramatic moments in his storied career, and his third goal from Wednesday’s game against West Ham may rank among his most impressive goals yet.
With two goals on the night, Rooney was already having his best game of the season when the opposing goalkeeper sent the ball back to midfield in the 66th minute. Rooney charged at it and delivered a big kick, watching as it sailed from Everton’s side and into the opposing goal.
Check out the amazing play for yourself:
From his own half…
For the hat trick! ðx¬
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The play demanded a perfect marriage of power, accuracy, and field vision, and the result was a score from over 50 yards out. It just goes to show why Rooney remains one of the Premier League’s most compelling stars, even after 15 years on the circuit.
It was the ideal time to deliver a clutch performance. Everton entered the game in 17th place in the league, and a loss to West Ham, just two points behind, would have put them in the relegation zone. It’s going to take more than one dramatic win to turn the club around, but with Rooney’s heroics and the impending arrival of the former England manager and certified turnaround artist Sam Allardyce, good things are happening in Liverpool.
The hat trick brought Rooney to eight goals on the season. Everton will play its next game on Saturday against Huddersfield.