Monday 18 December 2017

Romelu Lukaku in focus

Romelu Lukaku was among the goals as Everton beat Hull
Romelu Lukaku was among the goals as Everton beat Hull

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku angered manager Ronald Koeman this week by announcing he would not be signing a new contract and also questioning the club's ambition.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at how he fared in the 4-0 win over 10-man Hull.

ATTITUDE

Was involved in plenty of build-up play but found himself restricted by the close attention of defenders Curtis Davies and Harry Maguire. Showed a willingness to tackle back when Hull began to get the upper hand.

GOAL THREAT

Snatched at his first shot and did not get another chance until the 55th minute when he fired over from the edge of the area. Scored both his goals in added time with clinical and cool finishes.

CROWD REACTION

The Gwladys Street End sang about him before kick-off and his name was loudly cheered when the teams were announced. Hull fans were less charitable, singing "Romelu Lukaku, he wants to **** off" and "He wants to sign for the big boys". The game ended with Lukaku hurling his shirt into the crowd, who were again chanting his name.

Press Association

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