Rooney scores as Everton beats Stoke 1-0 in Premier League

Everton's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Stoke City during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
Everton's Wayne Rooney, left, and Stoke City's Kurt Zouma in action during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

LIVERPOOL, England — Wayne Rooney marked his first Premier League game back at boyhood club Everton by scoring in a 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.

Rooney headed home a right-wing cross in first-half injury time to score 4,869 days after his last goal for Everton before joining Manchester United, where he became one of English soccer's most decorated players.

It was the 31-year-old striker's 199th Premier League goal.

Rooney had already played twice for Everton since his sentimental return to Goodison Park, but didn't score in either of the Europa League qualifying matches.

You may also interested in

Exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

Feb 7, 2017

Inspired by his belief that human beings are terrified of robots, Ben Russell set out to chart the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will get people to think about how androids can enhance their lives

Supreme strength: Justice Ginsburg's workout becomes a book

Jun 2, 2017

Octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout is about to become a book

Bull-taming tradition resumes in southern Indian state

Feb 14, 2017

In the darkness just before dawn, the southern Indian town buzzed with excitement and energy as revelers began arriving for the spectacle of Jallikattu, the region's version of running with the bulls

People also read these

Exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

Feb 7, 2017

Inspired by his belief that human beings are terrified of robots, Ben Russell set out to chart the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will get people to think about how androids can enhance their lives

Supreme strength: Justice Ginsburg's workout becomes a book

Jun 2, 2017

Octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout is about to become a book

Bull-taming tradition resumes in southern Indian state

Feb 14, 2017

In the darkness just before dawn, the southern Indian town buzzed with excitement and energy as revelers began arriving for the spectacle of Jallikattu, the region's version of running with the bulls

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH