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Lukaku nets hat-trick as Everton fight back against Hearts

Romelu Lukaku scored a treble of goals as Everton defeated Heart of Midlothian 3-1 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.

The Toffees came from a goal down at Tynecastle to secure victory in Edinburgh ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Dundee United on their short tour of Scotland.

Belgian striker Lukaku equalised with an 18th-minute penalty to cancel out Callum Paterson's headed opener before slotting home Seamus Coleman's cross just before the break.

Lukaku completed his hat-trick four minutes into the second half after Kevin McHattie had brought down Kevin Mirallas in the area, again converting from 12 yards to claim the match ball.

More than 10,000 fans turned up to watch promoted Hearts take on the Premier League club who were served by a large contingent of travelling supporters.

Andrew Slevison
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