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Wayne Rooney has just scored a fine long-range effort on his (second) Everton debut

The striker wasted little time in reopening his account for the Toffees.

WAYNE ROONEY TOOK just 35 minutes into his first game back for Everton to reopen his goalscoring account for the Toffees with a stunning long-range effort.

The 31-year-old, who this week completed his return to Goodison Park from Man United, started up front for Ronald Koeman’s side against Gor Mahia FC — and wasted little time in making his mark.

Picking the ball up 30 yards from goal, Rooney took a couple of touches to create the space for himself before curling the ball into the top corner from range.

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.

The Toffees received a warm welcome after arriving in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday with large numbers of Tanzanian football fans eager to greet Rooney and his new team-mates.

Both James McCarthy and Aaron Lennon started for Everton while Michael Keane is set for his debut off the bench.

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