Roberto Martinez branded Romelu Lukaku a £28m bargain after he fired Everton to victory at the Hawthorns. The club's record buy scored inside two minutes for his first goal since making his loan move from Chelsea permanent.
He curled in from the edge of the box after Jonas Olsson's poor clearance before Kevin Mirallas added a second thanks to Ben Foster's mistake. It sealed a comfortable win for Everton, and Martinez believes Lukaku, who scored 16 goals on loan at Goodison Park last season, can be a steal.
"I didn't mind the sum because he was money well spent," he said. "It was very important to keep him. I felt he developed a homely feeling, his relationship with the fans is quite unique and he is everything you expect in a striker. He is young, wants to win, he works extremely hard and he has everything."
It was Everton's first win of the season and Martinez felt it was deserved, although he offered support to opposite number Alan Irvine.
"We scored at the right times and created chances. West Brom were fantastic, though, and they are in transition and trying to bed some players in. They play with a lot of energy but I felt we never looked like conceding until the last minute."
Irvine has been unable to play most of his summer signings after they arrived late in pre-season, with Joleon Lescott still out after a knee injury.
He gave debuts to substitutes Sebastian Blanco and Georgios Samaras but the Baggies were jeered off after their third blank in a row.
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