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22 July 2017

Genk 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney bags his second goal in two friendlies – with Toffees’ fellow new striker Sandro Ramirez teeing him up

WAYNE ROONEY bagged his second goal in two friendlies since rejoining Everton – as £30million debutant keeper Jordan Pickford shone.

Rooney slipped home a cross from fellow new striker Sandro Ramirez just before the break.

Wayne Rooney celebrates hitting the opener as his impressive return to Everton continues
Wayne Rooney celebrates hitting the opener as his impressive return to Everton continues
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Wayne Rooney slides home his opener for Everton in the friendly in Belgium
Wayne Rooney slides home his opener for Everton in the friendly in Belgium
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But Genk levelled 10 minutes after the interval when Ally Samatta punished a half-clearance from Toffees’ right-back Cuco Martina.

Former Sunderland stopper Pickford made three useful notable saves.

But the second half faded amid a host of changes from Toffees’ chief Ronald Koeman.

Nonetheless, Pickford’s replacement Maarten Stekelenburg brilliantly tipped Samatta’s diving header onto the bar.

Everton’s warm-up games are now over as they host Slovakian side Ruzomberok in the Europa League on Thursday.

And on his showings so far Rooney must be a strong contender to start, less than three weeks after rejoining from Manchester United.

EVERTON: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Klaassen, Dowell, Sandro, Rooney.



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