And it used to be Oumar Niasse, the striker they’ve refrained from, who grew to become it throughout as soon as he’d come on as a substitute of England’s report scorer and lifetime Toffees’ fan.
He struck two times within the final 13 mins to boost his staff out of the ground 3 and the power off underneath hearth Ronald Koeman.
The Senegalese has been an unmitigated flop since arriving on Merseyside in a £13.five million deal greater than 18 months in the past.
He has began best two Premier League video games and used to be shipped out on mortgage to Hull final season the place, no less than, he confirmed glimpses of the shape that gained him his wonder transfer from Lokomotiv Moscow.
Rooney had left the pitch with blood streaming from an unpleasant gash simply above his left eye.
And his livid response to Simon Francis’ goalmouth problem left completely undoubtedly that he believed he were elbowed within the head.
He screamed at ref Martin Atkinson and spent 5 mins at the touchline being patched up.
And even if he used to be subbed 10 mins into the second one part he used to be nonetheless angrily complaining concerning the incident.
He made some degree of forestalling his stroll off the sphere to problem the linesman sooner than Koeman pulled him away and directed him in opposition to the tunnel.
Francis may have were given away with it – play used to be allowed to hold on with Everton adamant there must were a penalty and a pink card – however the beaks are nearly sure to need to take some other take a look at it and if Rooney’s model is right kind then they are going to must take retrospective motion towards the Cherries’ skipper.
At least Niasse’s double left Toffees’ fanatics with one thing else to discuss rather then Rooney’s pole-axing.
He got here on with best 35 mins left in a double substitution and Everton already in the back of from sloppy protecting that noticed Josh King hearth via Ashley Williams’ legs to lie to the unsighted Jordan Pickford.
In their subsequent assault, Jermain Defoe had a fair higher possibilities as he used to be left unmarked. You’d have put your loan on him completing off the transfer however his shot used to be too as regards to Pickford and he were given his proper boot at the ball to no less than go away the Toffees with some hope.
Tom Davies, who got here on with Niasse, made a direct mark, with a reserving for a take on… after which it used to be the misfit striker’s flip to grow to be the brand new hero.
Everton have been right away extra competitive and direct and nearly equalised just for Andrew Surman to hook Mason Holgate’s header off the road, a choice aided by means of the goalline magic eye.
Niasse smashed house his first at the flip with 13 mins left and, 5 mins later made it two, in the end bundling house in a goalmouth scramble.
Everton: Pickford 6; Martina 6 (Kenny (76th)), Holgate five, Williams five, Baines 6; Gueye 6, Schneiderlin 7, Klaassen 6 (Davies (55th) 6); Rooney 6 (Niasse (55th) eight), Calvin-Lewin 6, Sigurdsson five.
Bournemouth: Begovic 6; Smith 7, Francis 6, Ake 6 (Mousset (83rd)), Daniels 6; Ibe 6, Surman 6, Gosling 6, Stanislas 7; Defoe five, King 7 (Cook (79th)).
Star Man: Oumar Niasse – modified the sport and the ambience together with his quickfire double.