Everton consequently made it 10 points from a possible 12 as part of their resurgence under Sam Allardyce, and Rooney — who returned to Goodison Park in July after a 13-year spell at Manchester United, where he became the record goalscorer in the club's history — has another reason to smile.
Rooney's shot-conversion rate stands at 37.5 per cent, the forward having hit nine Premier League goals from his 24 efforts so far this season.
In second place behind Rooney is Monaco's Radamel Falcao, with 14 goals from 42 shots for a shot conversion rate of 33 per cent, while Real Betis forward Antonio Sanabria has the same figure thanks to his seven LaLiga goals from 21 shots.
Furthermore, Rooney has converted 33.3 per cent of his shots from open play in the Premier League this season - his highest total to date - after slipping to a career-low of 6.1 per cent shots from open play converted into goals at United last season.
33.3% - Wayne Rooney has converted 33.3% of his shots from open play in the Premier League this season (7/21); better than any previous league campaign. His worst ratio was in 2016-17 at Manchester United (6.1%). Revitalised. pic.twitter.com/LESiyCCv3T— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 14, 2017