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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Lukaku is the hero in Toffees comeback

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal against West Brom
Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal against West Brom

Romelu Lukaku was on target twice for Everton last night as he led a superb comeback for the Toffees, who battled from 2-0 down to win at West Brom.

The former Baggies striker scored twice and set up Arouna Kone as the visitors scored twice in the final 15 minutes to steal the points.

The Baggies took the lead against a new-look Everton defence, which was missing the injured John Stones and Seamus Coleman, before the break when Saido Berahino fired in, before Craig Dawson doubled the lead in the 54th minute with a header.

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A minute later Lukaku rose to nod in Gerard Deulofeu's cross, and then set up substitute Kone who tapped in to level.

Belgium striker Lukaku grabbed the winner with a close range strike from another excellent Deulofeu delivery.

The result moves Everton up to fifth on 12 points, while West Brom, who have yet to win at home, remain in 15th with eight points.

Lukaku said: "The first half was not too good, and at half-time the manager woke us up. The experienced players spoke up! One goal was always going to bring us back into the game and at the end we won the game."

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