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Lukaku posts Everton Twitter message after sensational career landmark

By Will Butcher

Romelu Lukaku is ecstatic after scoring the 100th league goal of his career during Everton’s 2-0 win over West Ham.

Belgium international Lukaku headed in home from close range to give the Toffees the lead, taking his Premier League goal total to 67 – adding to the 33 he scored back in his home country for Anderlecht.

The former Chelsea striker revealed his delight on his personal Twitter account, with the goal also being his 50th for Merseyside giants Everton.

Ronald Koeman’s side secured all three points largely thanks to Lukaku, who first broke the deadlock before supplying an inch-perfect cross for attacking midfielder Ross Barkley to double the lead midway through the second half.

Lukaku, who moved to England back in the summer of 2011 in an £18million move to Chelsea from Anderlecht, has scored Premier League goals for Everton as well as Midlands outfit West Brom.

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Everton’s number 10 struck 17 times for the Baggies in just 20 starts during the 2012-13 season, and will now be looking to add more to his tally of 100 league goals against old side Chelsea on Saturday.

The win against the Hammers pushes Everton into the top six, as they sit on 18 points with five wins from 10 games and simultaneously ends their winless run of five games.

In other Everton news, Phil Neville has had this to say about Lukaku’s teammate Barkley.