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Wayne Rooney completes hat-trick with strike from his OWN HALF against West Ham

The Everton striker scored one of the best goals in Premier League history with the best technique you'll ever see

Stop what you’re doing.

Because Wayne Rooney has just won the Goal of the Season competition in late November with one of the best strikes in Premier League history.


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Take a bow, son

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Take a bow, son

Absolutely zero semblance of exaggeration here, either.

With Joe Hart rushing off his line and clearing the ball straight to the Everton striker IN HIS OWN HALF, nobody really expected him to hit first time.

But Rooney had other ideas – caressing the ball with the best technique you could ever imagine, over the marooned Hart and into the empty net.

Hart rushes off his line

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Hart rushes off his line

It reaches Rooney in his own half

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It reaches Rooney in his own half

Rooney strikes it first time

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Rooney strikes it first time

It narrowly misses referee Michael Oliver

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It narrowly misses referee Michael Oliver

Yep, that’s going in lads

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Yep, that’s going in lads

Goal time

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Goal time

Not only was it a sumptuous strike, it also completed his hat-trick against a desperate Hammers side.

Rooney had put Everton 2-0 before half time on David Moyes’ return to Goodison Park.

The former England captain tapped home the rebound after his penalty was saved and then tucked in from 10 yards to make it two.

His first Everton hat-trick

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His first Everton hat-trick

But that was all a subplot to his hat-trick goal which could rival his iconic overhead kick in the Manchester derby as the best of his career.

Certainly West Ham will be sick of the sight of Rooney, who scored famously from 45 yards against them at Upton Park a few seasons ago.

His first Everton hat-trick, too.


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