Wayne Rooney scored a stunning hat-trick in the English Premier League (EPL) 2017 fixture at Goodison Park on November 29. Everton outclassed West Ham United as the final scoreline read 4-0. Rooney scored his hat-trick goal 177 feet (59 yards) away from the goalpost. The West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart came out of the penalty area and kicked the ball towards Everton’s half while sliding along the ground. Rooney saw the opportunity and struck the ball towards the goal as Hart could not get back in time.
Rooney opened the scoring of the match in the 18th minute as he headed the ball after Hart saved a penalty. The former Manchester United scored his hat-trick goal in the 66th minute stunning everyone including the to-be Everton manager Sam Allardyce sitting in the stands.
Here’s the video of Rooney’s goal from Everton’s half –
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A ‘delighted’ Rooney talked to BT Sport after the match and said,
It’s one of, if not, the best goals I’ve scored. I hit it as well as I’ve ever kicked a football. To make it my first hat trick for Everton, I’m delighted.
Rooney, while revealing what went through his mind while scoring the goal from halfway mark, said,
The third goal, it fell to me, Joe’s out of his goal and I thought I’ll have a go and I hit it sweet. I tried to hit it hard and keep it under control. It was a perfect moment.
— Everton (@Everton) November 29, 2017
The 32-year-old dedicated this win to their manager David Unsworth. He said,
I’m sure we’ll enjoy tonight, but first of all we’ve got to give thanks to David Unsworth. He’s stepped in at a difficult time for the football club. He’s a true Everton person. I’m delighted for him we’ve got this victory because it’s an important win for the club, but also for David Unsworth.
Everton are currently placed at No.13 slot in the EPL 2017-18 standings with 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses from 14 games.