Bolasie delivers Twitter message: This Everton player treats Premier League like five-a-side
By Danny Wright
Yannick Bolasie has said that Romelu Lukaku is treating the Premier League as though it’s a five-a-side league.
The Everton star scored twice in stoppage time to lift his league tally for the season to 21 as his side eased to a 4-0 victory over struggling Hull on Saturday.
Despite the Belgian striker rejecting a new contract at Goodison Park, he became the first Everton player in Premier League history to score at least 20 goals in a season.
Bolasie is currently sidelined with a serious knee injury and will miss the rest of the season but it didn’t stop him from taking to Twitter to give his support to Lukaku and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored his first senior goal for Everton to open the scoring against the Tigers.
Enner Valencia scored the other goal as Hull played most of the second half with 10 men after Tom Huddlestone was shown a straight red card.
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“Congratulations to Dominic on his first and many more Premier League goals to come. Romelu Lukaku, two in three minutes – treating it like 5-a-side,” said Bolasie on his personal Twitter account.
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) March 18, 2017
The Toffees moved up to sixth in the league with their sixth home league win in as many games in 2017.
Manchester United can move back above the Merseyside club against Middlesbrough on Sunday but they will have to win at the Riverside in order to do so.
Coming next for Ronald Koeman’s side are trips to local rivals Liverpool and United after the international break.
In other Everton news, Koeman has delivered an injury update on this midfielder.