|5||Shots On Target||3|
|54%||Aerial Duels Won %||46%|
- EVERTON HAVE WON!
- AND THEY’VE KEPT A CLEAN SHEET! EVEN WITH ASHLEY WILLIAMS AND CUCO MARTINA IN DEFENCE!
- AND THEY’VE IMPROVED THEIR GOAL DIFFERENCE!
- AND THEY’RE ONLY SIX POINTS OFF EIGHTH!
- Crisis? What crisis?
- A drab start was soon set into motion after Wayne Rooney opened the scoring by converting the rebound from his saved penalty.
- Wayne Rooney then doubled Everton’s lead, assisted by Jonjoe Kenny and there were smiles on Everton’s fans’ faces at half-time for the first time in about 5 years (well, it felt that long).
- A two-goal lead – it seemed too good to be true. But Aaron Cresswell hit the crossbar and then West Ham won a penalty after Ashley Williams fouled Diafra Sakho.
- However, Jordan Pickford being Jordan Pickford saved the penalty. Things were looking up for once.
- And then, the unfathomable happened – Wayne Rooney completed his hat-trick by scoring from Everton’s own half, assisted by Joe Hart.
- Ashley Williams completed the rout 12 minutes later and was rewarded with numerous slaps from Wayne Rooney.
- Idrissa Gueye’s pass accuracy was 93.5%.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin has won 8 aerial duels – more than any other player.
- Cuco Martina made 4 successful tackles – more than any other player.
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- Everton have led by 2 goals at half-time for the first time since against West Brom last March.
- Everton have kept a clean sheet in the league for the first time since the opening day of the season.
- Everton have scored 4 goals in a game for the first time since against Leicester last April.
- Everton have scored the first goal of a league game 4 times this season – all of those games were scored by Wayne Rooney.
- Wayne Rooney is the first Englishman to score a hat-trick for Everton since Steve Watson against Leeds in September 2003.
- Wayne Rooney is the 5th oldest player to score a hat-trick for Everton (after Sam Chedgzoy, Jock Dodds, Louis Saha and Harry Potts).