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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Everton got their swagger back

In today’s links: The Blues win, Rooney’s back and Unsworth’s gone.

Everton v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Get in! Everton finally won, and they won big. The three points vaults them up to 13th place in the Premier League. Another win at the weekend against Huddersfield Town could launch the Toffees into ninth in the table. If that happens, all will seem right with the world once again.

However, that is a big “if”. Make no mistake, this is still a relegation battle. The Blues need to keep racking up points and a suddenly struggling Huddersfield are vulnerable opposition. This is Big Sam’s team now (groan). Let’s see what the man can do.

In case you missed it

Allardyce to Everton confirmed, here’s his coaching staff
Everton’s unofficial mouthpiece Jim White broke the news earlier today.

Man of the Match and Player Grades Poll for Everton vs West Ham
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today.

Everton 4-0 West Ham: Relief
WE DID A THING!

Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Incoming Everton manager Sam Allardyce has David Unsworth's 'full backing' - Liverpool Echo
Departing caretaker says 'we must stick together'.

Everton's Sam Allardyce hiring reeks of desperation | SI.com
Everton has endured a shambolic start to the Premier League season, and it has pinned its hopes on remaining in the top flight on Sam Allardyce after an otherwise fruitless manager search to replace Ronald Koeman.

Wayne Rooney admits Everton wonder goal ‘might be my best ever’ - The Guardian
Sam Allardyce was a privileged spectator at Goodison as Wayne Rooney rolled back the years with a wonderful hat trick in a fine victory against West Ham.

Unsworth Thanks Evertonians For 'Special' Ovation - EvertonFC.com
David Unsworth says the “special” ovation he was afforded by Evertonians after the Toffees’ 4-0 thumping of West Ham “means the world to me”.

Everton 4 - 0 West Ham - 20 Minute Highlights - EvertonFC.com
Relive the glory!

What and How to Watch

MLS: Seattle Sounders vs Houston Dynamo, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Copa del Rey: Deportivo Alaves vs Getafe, 1 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Espanyol vs Tenerife, 1:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Villarreal vs Pnferradina, 1:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Real Betis vs Cadiz, 3:30 p.m. Et, beIN Sports
Valencia vs Real Zaragoza, 3:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
NFL: Redskins at Cowboys, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
NBA: 76ers at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Bucks at Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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