Everton captain Wayne Rooney said his third goal against West Ham United
could possibly be the best he has ever scored, after he sealed his hat-trick with an effort from inside his own half.
The former Manchester United man met a clearance from Joe Hart and drilled it first time over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
The strike sealed his first ever Everton hat-trick in some style and he could not hide his delight after guiding his side to a thumping 4-0 win against David Moyes’ side.
“It’s one of, if not the best goal I’ve ever scored,” he told BT Sport. “I don’t think I’ve ever struck a football better in my life. To score my first hat-trick for Everton, I’m delighted.”
Rooney had opened the scoring, heading home a rebound after Joe Hart had saved his penalty, before tucking away his second from inside the box.
His third goal put Everton on course for all three points before Ashley Williams sealed it late on and Rooney said it was a good result after a difficult few weeks.