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Gor Mahia 1 Everton 2: Rooney marks return with long-range strike

Gor Mahia 1 Everton 2: Rooney marks return with long-range strike

Wayne Rooney's fairytale return to Everton continued as he marked his second debut for the club with a pre-season friendly goal.

Wayne Rooney scored in his first game back with Everton on Thursday, and was given a hug by a spectator who ran onto the field. Another positive for the Toffees is that numerous most impressive players who featured for the England Under-20 set-up who lifted the World Cup in South Korea last month with a 1-0 final win over Venezuela, are contracted Everton players.

The 35-year-old midfielder will take the armband after Rooney's 13-year stay at Old Trafford came to end after he returned to his boyhood club this week.

Gor Mahia were swiftly back on terms in the 38th minute, as Kagere powered in a header from a corner and the striker tested Maarten Stekelenburg in the Everton goal ahead of the half-time whistle.

Of course, despite being the club's all-time record goalscorer, many supporters believe Rooney's United exit has come at the right time as he's no longer the player he used to be.

Fans chanting "Rooney! Rooney!" gathered outside the Everton hotel when the team arrived earlier in the week.

Having struggled for game time, Rooney wasn't able to enjoy the victories as much as he did with trophies in the past.

Everton are touring East Africa as part of their preparations for the upcoming Premier League season after signing a deal with Kenyan betting firm SportPesa to become the club's new shirt sponsor.


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