By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Romelu Lukaku closed in on an all-time Everton scoring record when he headed in his team’s opener against Norwich on Saturday afternoon.

The Belgian striker put the Merseysiders into the lead after 15 minutes at Carrow Road when he headed in Gerard Deulofeu’s cross at the back post.

It was the sixth consecutive match in which Lukaku had scored and the seventh game in all competitions, the first Everton player to do since Bob Latchford in December 1975.

Everton totally dominated the first half of their Premier League clash against Norwich but were only 1-0 up at the break as they were denied further goals by a combination of misfortune and sloppy finishing.

Former Chelsea man Lukaku has now scored 15 goals for Roberto Martinez’s team this season, including 12 in the Premier League.

Lukaku is second in the league scoring charts to only Jamie Vardy, who has netted 14 times in the English top-flight.