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Everton 1-0 Stoke City

Match summary

12 Aug 2017
Everton v Stoke City

Wayne Rooney made the perfect start to his Everton return as his 199th Premier League goal earned a 1-0 win over Stoke City.

In a first half of few chances Rooney headed home moments before the interval following a cross from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Stoke nearly equalised through Darren Fletcher but the midfielder's 20-yard shot went just wide. 

The Potters continued to push and they were denied a point by the late heroics of Jordan Pickford. The goalkeeper denied Xherdan Shaqiri in stoppage time to give Everton a first opening-day victory for five years.

See: Everton report | Stoke City report

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