Incredible scenes as Wayne Rooney scores on return to Everton

13 August, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Laura Christensen
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And - against a Stoke side that are historically bad starters - a home win looks a good bet for Rooney and Ronald Koeman's men.

WAYNE ROONEY'S league second coming with Everton can start with a win today against Stoke City.

The visitors created the better of the first-half openings before Rooney's goal swung the momentum firmly into Everton's favour.

Wayne Rooney marked his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years by scoring the victor against Stoke with his 199th goal in the Premier League.

Everton are still looking to sign Swansea's talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson, who have valued the Iceland worldwide at £50m.

Koeman has already concluded Wayne Rooney's days as a striker are over and he sees the returning Evertonian in a deeper role.

There could be Stoke debuts for Darren Fletcher, Max Choupo-Moting and on-loan Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

It took 20 minutes for Everton to get a shot on target and even then Idrissa Gueye's low drive was easily scooped up by Jack Butland.

But in his first Premier League outing Rooney not only scored the victor with a beautifully executed header from a Dominic Calvert-Lewin cross, but he also exuded quality and composure throughout.

Stoke are a classic mid-table Premier League club.

Calvert-Lewin almost doubled Everton's lead when he robbed Zouma and cut into the penalty area for a drive that Butland pushed away.

The closing stages were nervy times for the Goodison faithful as Hughes threw Peter Crouch on to get on the end of a succession of high balls pumped into the Blues' box but it was Xerdan Shaquiri who nearly rescued a point in the third minute of injury time. Rooney will bring experience to the side and although he is not the player he once was, he will still be able to contribute greatly to the team.



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