Rooney grabs victor on Everton homecoming

James Mc Carthy of Everton FC during the friendly match between FC Twente and Everton FC at sportpark De Stockakker

Ronald Koeman lays down the ambitions for Everton this season

Everton kick off their 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a visit from Stoke City on Saturday by lunchtime, but they won't be able to call upon the services of midfielder James McCarthy. That is a good signal for everybody.

Mark Hughes has warned his Stoke side not to get dazzled in the spotlight of the Rooney show. "But I always look to be realistic". We know we're in for a tough start.

"Last season I think we won 1-0, the same result, and it was maybe a little bit the same".

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Pickford's save preserved a clean sheet on his first Premier League appearance for Everton, a feat the 23-year-old also achieved on competitive debut in the Europa League.

The Toffees lost last season's club top striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, and used the money effectively in adding top players, including Rooney. Substitutes from either side opened up the game in the last quarter, and once again Everton had chances on quick counter attacks but failed to take advantage of the additional space.

This season could go a long way to deciding his legacy among the Everton faithful, but the former England captain will also be hoping to play his way back into Gareth Southgate's plans with a World Cup looming next summer. Their only defeats came against Liverpool and Chelsea.

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The free-spending Toffees, who have signed Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and the returning Wayne Rooney in this summer window, will host the Potters at Goodison Park.

Stoke are embarking on their 10th consecutive Premier League season.

The glow from Rooney's 199th Premier League goal was nearly erased when Fletcher went close to equalising after half-time with a stinging strike.

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