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Lukaku ends goal drought with style, scores hat-trick against Sunderland

Romelu Lukaku punished Sunderland with three goals at the Stadium of Light on Monday, to move Everton up to third in the Premier League table.

13/09/2016

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  •  Lukaku ended his goal drought with a hat-trick against Sunderland
  • Everton now third on EPL table
Romelu Lukaku punished Sunderland with three goals at the Stadium of Light on Monday,  to move Everton up to third in the Premier League table.

Lukaku had not scored a Premier League goal since March, he (Lukaku) had been having one of those miserable sequence in front of goal, with a drought stretching back to the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea on March 12.

But having scored twice for Belgium against Cyprus during the international break. Moyes knew this was going to be a difficult evening, facing an Everton team on the up, but he did not expect it to turn into a calamity as Lukaku took full advantage of some horrendous defending, plundering two headers and taking the match ball with a thumping left foot finish that showed what he can be when in the mood.

Lukaku opening the scoring with a powerful header from Idrissa Gueye’s cross. His second, which followed him rattling the woodwork with a thumping drive; was dispatched after Bolaise floated in a perfect ball from the left but Lukaku was not finished and he registered his first treble for Everton since February 2015 when Kevin MIrallas sent him scuttling clear.

The Belgian celebrated by looking to the heavens; in his seat Moyes looked to the floor. And those contrasting images captured it all perfectly.
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