Wayne Rooney celebrates his winning goal
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Wayne Rooney said it “doesn’t get much better” than firing Everton to victory after waiting more than 13 years to score for his boyhood club once again.
Having enjoyed a record-breaking, medal-laden stint at Old Trafford, the 31-year-old this summer returned to Goodison Park in search of regular first team football.
Rooney was thrown in from the outset in Everton’s league opener and did not disappoint, with his header late in the first half enough to secure a 1-0 victory against Stoke.
“On a personal level scoring the winning goal at Goodison Park is a special moment,” England’s all-time top scorer told broadcasters after the match.
“It doesn’t get much better.
“To play for this club is a huge deal for me. The early games in the season are always tough because you are always finding your rhythm in games.
“We’ve got some tough games coming up so it’s important we got off to a good start.”