By Harvey Byrne

Tim Cahill has hailed Everton’s victory against Sunderland on Monday evening, calling the club “my Blues” in a Twitter message.

The Toffees recorded their second victory of the new campaign with a 3-0 victory against the Black Cats after star striker Romelu Lukaku bagged a hat-trick.

Cahill, who played for Everton between 2004 and 2012, took to his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the victory and tagged Lukaku in the message following his three goals.

The Toffees hero is currently playing in his home country, Australia with Melbourne City.

He left Everton four years a go and has also played in America and China with the New York Red Bulls and Shanghai Shenhua respectively.

Known for his aerial prowess he became a cult figure for the Toffees supporters following his £1.5million deal from Millwall in 2004.

He featured in 278 encounters during his time at Goodison Park, scoring 68 goals.

Everton are looking to improve on a disappointing 11th placed finish from the last campaign.

They have replaced former boss Roberto Martinez with Ronald Koeman, who has guided the Merseysiders to three wins and a draw in his opening four matches at the club.

The Dutch manager brought in five senior players this summer with Enner Valencia, Yannick Bolasie, Ashley Williams, Idrissa Gueye and Maarten Stekelenburg.

In other Everton news, Romelu Lukaku has bagged more goals at the age of 23 than Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez had at the same age.