Wayne Rooney netted a hat-trick, including an incredible strike from inside his own half, as Everton thrashed David Moyes’ West Ham 4-0 at Goodison Park while incoming boss Sam Allardyce watched on from the stands.

Captain-for-the-night Rooney produced the sublime long-range effort, bringing back memories of his famous goal against West Ham for Manchester United in 2014, to complete his treble in the 66th minute.

???????? | "Was that the best goal you've ever scored, @waynerooney?" #EFCmatchdaypic.twitter.com/A6pifgVs1q

— Everton (@Everton) November 29, 2017

Rooney himself said it was the best goal he’s ever scored, but what did everyone else think?

The 32-year-old’s former Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand thinks Rooney’s strike against Manchester City remains his finest work:

After decent night sleep, I've decided…. @WayneRooney Goal vs #ManCity was still the best goal of his career! Both unbelievable… difficult strikes but the size of game against Man City makes the overhead kick win! Thoughts pple??? #rooney#mufc#efcpic.twitter.com/2Ax764d1qu

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 30, 2017

Rooney’s team-mate Ross Barkley hailed the strike as did Darren Bent:

Not many in world football who could do that. ????????

— Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20) November 29, 2017

Rooney OMG ????????????????

— Darren Bent (@DarrenBent) November 29, 2017

Former goalkeeper Shay Given decided to share the praise:

Some great goals tonight on #MOTD Sterling, Rooney, Sala & Brady ????????????????

— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) November 29, 2017

But some chose to poke fun at the Croxteth-born striker’s brilliance:

Just seen the Rooney goal. Another mishit 40-yard cross-field pass. Needs to work on those

— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) November 29, 2017

Everton are next in action at home to Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Source: By PA Sport Staff

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