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A hat trick from Wayne Rooney helped Everton sink a sub-par West Ham side in the Hammers’ 4-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

It was a one sided affair on Merseyside, which featured controversy and quality in equal parts.

The Toffees, who have been managerless for over a month since sacking Ronald Koeman, came into the clash off a 4-1 hiding by Southampton over the weekend, but they looked the more confident of the two sides.

Joe Hart conceded and then saved a penalty from Rooney, although the deflection landed on the head of the former England international to give the Toffees the lead.

He netted again just before half time to go into half time 2-0 up over David Moyes’ side, before completing his hat trick with a sublime strike from his own half.

The Hammers could have cut the deficit had Manuel Lanzini netted from the penalty spot when the scored were 2-0, but it was saved by Jordan Pickford, and Ashley Williams rounded off the scoring with a well taken header from a corner.

So, what can the West Ham faithful take away from the clash?

Here, Football Insider analyses three things learned in Wednesday’s defeat, including one man who has got to be axed after his dreadful display.

Click below to see the first thing we learned in West Ham’s clash against the Toffees