Romelu Lukaku ended his six month old goal drought at his club in style, netting three goals within 11-minutes as Everton whipped Sunderland in the Premier League.
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The Belgium striker netted his first goal in the 60th minute with a header from Idrissa Gueye’s cross, then nodded home Yannick Bolasie’s delivery, eight minutes after.
He ensured three points for his side with a low finish after running clear in the 71st minute of the game.
Jermain Defoe shot over for Sunderland, who are yet to win in the league under former Toffees manager David Moyes.
With only one point from the first four matches, only Stoke’s inferior goal difference keeps Sunderland off the bottom of the table.
The victory was Everton’s third from their opening four games and they climb to third.
Since scoring twice in the FA Cup quarter-final against his former side Chelsea on 12 March, the 23-year-old Lukaku had gone 1,139 minutes without a goal, despite 40 efforts.
Lukaku could have ended the night with five goals but he struck the bar with one rising shot from inside the box and a second, similar effort was also too high.
Reported by BBC