Wayne Rooney dedicates Everton hat-trick to boss Unsworth

Updated: Dec 01, 2017, 15:04 IST | AFP | Liverpool

Wayne Rooney dedicated Everton's 4-0 victory over West Ham United to interim manager David Unsworth after scoring a superb hat-trick in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce

Wayne Rooney dedicated Everton's 4-0 victory over West Ham United to interim manager David Unsworth after scoring a superb hat-trick in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce.

Wayne Rooney celebrates a goal against West Ham. Pic/AFP
Wayne Rooney celebrates a goal against West Ham. Pic/AFP

Allardyce was in the stands at Goodison Park on Wednesday after Everton announced he was finalising talks to succeed Ronald Koeman as permanent manager. Unsworth, Everton's under-23s coach, has been filling in since Koeman was sacked last month and although he has won only two of his eight games at the helm, Rooney said he had helped steady the ship.

David Unsworth
David Unsworth

"I'm sure we'll enjoy tonight, but first of all we've got to give thanks to David Unsworth," Rooney told BT Sport. "He's stepped in at a difficult time for the football club. He's a true Everton person," he added.

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