Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Romelu Lukaku scores early in home debut for Everton

Fulham v Everton - Capital One Cup Third Round

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Romelu Lukaku of Everton in action during the Captial One Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on September 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Getty Images

After being barely caught offside in the first two minutes, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku would not be denied a goal for long.

In the fifth minute, he placed a shot from inside the area neatly into the goal, after winger Kevin Mirallas jolted through the Newcastle defense on the right-hand side. His pace created the goal, and Lukaku’s calm finish sealed the early lead.

Lukaku went up for a long ball from goalkeeper Tim Howard, causing a loose ball that Mirallas corralled and maneuvered easily past Newcastle left back Davide Santon. From there, Lukaku ran between the center backs and found a soft space to exploit for the easy tap-in.

Follow @liviubird