As if to prove David Moyes’ point, Romelu Lukaku netted a quickfire hat-trick against Sunderland on Monday night, as Everton deservedly beat the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light.
Lukaku last scored for the Toffees back in March, but the Belgian international came back with a bang, ending his 13-game goal-drought by knocking in an 11-minute hat-trick.
The first of Lukaku’s triumvirate came on the hour-mark, courtesy of a header from a Gerard Deulofeu centre.
Eight minutes later, the former Chelsea hitman nodded home his second of the game, this time via a Yannick Bolasie cross.
Then, Lukaku completed his rapid hat-trick on 71 minutes, firing low past a shell-shocked Jordan Pickford in the Black Cats’ goal.
Watch Lukaku’s 2nd goal and keep your eye on Bolasie after he crosses the ball. His & Lukaku’s celebration is ace 😎
— Paul J (@pabs_76) September 12, 2016
Interestingly, that hat-trick doesn’t even rank in the top 10 quickest in Premier League history (it’s 11th), but it once again highlights the 23-year-old Lukaku’s immense talent.
The win sees Ronald Koeman’s charges go third, courtesy of an impressive 10-point haul from their opening four games of the campaign.
Jermain Defoe had gone closest for the hosts, but once again they failed to get anything from the game.
Indeed, Moyes’ side have amassed just one point from their four games so far, leaving them 19th in the table.