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Belgium brace gave Lukaku boost - Everton boss Koeman

Everton boss Ronald Koeman believes Romelu Lukaku was always going to find scoring form at club level.

The 23-year-old striker helped himself to a hat-trick in Monday night's 3-0 win over Sunderlandat the Stadium of Light to open his scoring account for the Toffees this season.

Lukaku had started the new campaign slowly before going away and netting a double for Belgium last Tuesday night and Koeman feels that assisted him in rediscovering his best for his club.

"The two goals with Belgium gave him a boost and it's unbelievable how good he can be and of course strikers love scoring goals," he told Sky Sports.

"He showed his quality, he showed the goals tonight, a great performance."

Lukaku headed home a stand-up cross from Idrissa Gana Gueye on the hour-mark, again headed beyond Jordan Pickford when found by a lovely Yannick Bolasie piece of play eight minutes later and wrapped it up when racing onto a through ball from Kevin Mirallas to coolly convert with his left foot on 71 minutes.

Andrew Slevison
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