Everton 3 Fulham 1
By Planetfootball.com Staff
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Inspired by the returning Wayne Rooney, The Toffees ran out convincing winners to record their first success of the season.
Fulham have a very poor record at Goodison Park and that never looked like changing once Gary Naysmith fired the hosts in front after seven minutes with a fine strike from the edge of the area.
Everton doubled their lead on 21 minutes with David Unsworth finishing off a neat move involving Steve Watson and Naysmith.
The home side continued their dominance and added a third after 35 minutes with Wayne Rooney setting up Watson for a simple tap in.
Fulham battled valiantly in the second half and pulled a goal back on 69 minutes with substitute Barry Hayles turning inside the box and firing past Richard Wright.