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Wayne Rooney scores winner on Everton return after setting mental Premier League record

The former England captain scores the only goal in Everton's 1-0 win over Stoke

Wayne Rooney might just be the darling of English football again.

After a few years at Manchester United where his credentials were severely questioned, a romantic return to boyhood club Everton materialised over the summer.


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Rooney will be hoping he can enjoy a dream season with his boyhood club

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Rooney will be hoping he can enjoy a dream season with his boyhood club

And it got off to the best possible start on Saturday.

Rooney started the Toffees’ first Premier League game of the season against Stoke at Goodison Park and scored the winner in the 1-0 win.

The ex-England captain capped a fine team move with a clinical header – a sight rarely seen in recent times.

And his appearance also set a pretty remarkable Premier League record which we’ll put our necks on the line and say will never be beaten.

By returning to Everton, Rooney set a new record for longest time between appearances for the same club:

Not bad.

Will the move provide a fairytale ending to his remarkable career?


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