Wayne Rooney celebrated his first Premier League appearance for Everton since 2004 by producing a classy record-breaking first-half opener against Stoke City.
The homegrown hero drifted unmarked into the area and rose high to guide Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s delivery back across goal for a 1-0 lead.
Rooney’s header lifted his top-flight haul to 199 and set a new Premier League record for the length of time between two goals for the same team at a whopping 4,869 days.
The 31-year-old ranks second to only Alan Shearer on the competition’s list of all-time leading goalscorers.
| He’s back – and he means business!
— Everton (@Everton) August 12, 2017
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 12, 2017
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