Together with Yannick Carrasco, the Everton striker had caught the visiting defence cold in the 66th minute, breaking away on the counter-attack with just the goalkeeper to beat but when Carrasco centred, Lukaku somehow spooned his shot over the bar from close range.
The Red Devils were already 3-0 up that point but that didn't stop some Belgian fans from reportedly voicing their displeasure at Lukaku but he answered them in ideal fashion.
Collecting a pass outside the box, he looked up and curled an unstoppable shot past the 'keeper.
Lukaku was then withdrawn by Roberto Martinez in favour of Christian Benteke for the final eight minutes of the regulation 90.
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1 Posted 07/10/2016 at 23:01:42
2 Posted 07/10/2016 at 23:18:05
3 Posted 07/10/2016 at 23:48:16
He has a right foot? That's a revelation.
4 Posted 08/10/2016 at 01:04:01
5 Posted 08/10/2016 at 01:15:04
6 Posted 08/10/2016 at 01:59:35
4-0 though. Maybe Robbie will be better suited to international management.
7 Posted 08/10/2016 at 02:55:56
8 Posted 08/10/2016 at 04:40:14
I'd take it any day.
9 Posted 08/10/2016 at 07:53:17
10 Posted 08/10/2016 at 09:13:34
11 Posted 08/10/2016 at 09:21:50
12 Posted 08/10/2016 at 09:41:50
13 Posted 08/10/2016 at 09:50:35
14 Posted 08/10/2016 at 10:01:39
15 Posted 08/10/2016 at 10:52:12
I find it odd that a former striker with poor fitness, disciplinary and scoring records is feted as a 'legend', while a 23-year-old striker with one of best scoring records in the Premier League Is constantly slated on here.
He scores goals, that's his job. Doesn't matter if they're 'lucky', they count the same regardless of opposition.
If we ever get another decent striker, I'd love one who scores as many as he does.
16 Posted 08/10/2016 at 11:57:05
I agree with Paul too; I remember Sharpy missing a sitter against UCD in Dublin in the Cup Winners Cup first round, the year we won it; I was only a kid myself and learned some very colourful language that evening.
17 Posted 08/10/2016 at 12:08:43
The score was 0-0 and only a few minutes to go, when the ball arrived at Latchford, right in the middle of the six-yard box, and not a defender near him, he hit it straight at the goalkeeper who held on.
The game finished 0-0. I was absolutely gutted!!
18 Posted 08/10/2016 at 13:11:24
Everton were an unspectacular team under Bingham, played a tight defensive game but nevertheless could have won the Championship, lost at home to Sheffield.. and lost twice to Carlisle Utd who were relegated.
19 Posted 08/10/2016 at 13:34:05
21 Posted 08/10/2016 at 14:01:09
Everton, you have put me in raptures but taken me to hell and back loads of times as well, but I am still in love with you, Come on, do something soon, please!!!
22 Posted 08/10/2016 at 14:31:00
23 Posted 08/10/2016 at 14:40:08
Sharp's finishing in his first couple of seasons were shocking what a striker he became!
My 'favourite' missed sitter was McKenzie's dummied penalty miss in the semi at Bolton. 1-0 up and coasting to Wembley, it was ultimate Everton pessimism-inducing stuff!
24 Posted 08/10/2016 at 14:51:43
The fact is he is the best striker we have had since Lineker and the longer we can hold on to him, the better. Would we honestly prefer to have someone like Shane Long, who runs his heart out but has a pretty poor goalscoring record for club and country?
25 Posted 08/10/2016 at 15:14:39
Yes, you are right, it was the Luton Town game when I was in the Wooky Hollow, Lineker forgot to bring his boots and played in a new or borrowed pair... yes, that was definitely the night.
Always thought he was a stupid so and so, that Lineker.
26 Posted 08/10/2016 at 15:19:15
27 Posted 08/10/2016 at 15:23:23
28 Posted 08/10/2016 at 15:25:11
29 Posted 08/10/2016 at 15:29:32
Eddie @10, that's right, it's all about him, his gesticulating and other pointless antics really detract from his talent: and this also answers Paul @15, the reason some people rate Dunc as a legend whereas Rom probably won't be is that he loved this club of ours and always left everything on the pitch.
Rom expends more energy moaning and pointing rather than running into space, and with his physique, he shouldn't be getting bullied by anyone. His disrespect for the club is in sharp contrast to Dunc's love of Everton and if he had Rom's talent, he could have been another Dixie.
30 Posted 08/10/2016 at 15:34:52
Fuckin' hell, I sound like Maurice Chevalier singing "I remember it well". Going out now for the night, I hope I remember how to get home!!!!!
31 Posted 08/10/2016 at 16:10:13
32 Posted 08/10/2016 at 16:36:49
Fantastic stuff, Dave. I genuinely did laugh out loud.
33 Posted 08/10/2016 at 17:27:01
He clearly loved and still loves our club and I hope he's successful as a coach with us and helps the young players become what he could have been, had he really wanted it enough.
I'm one of these clearly boring people who likes strikers who score goals consistently. I prefer moaning strikers with good scoring records than 'characters' with a poor fitness and scoring records.
Ball, Kendall, Harvey, Labone, Royle, Southall, Reid, Sharp, Gray, Sheedy. There's just a few examples of Everton legends in my lifetime. Does Ferguson really belong in their company? Not for me.
34 Posted 08/10/2016 at 17:27:27
He goes into the category of "on his day he was unplayable" while, on other days ,he was unbearable.
Naismith was different kettle of fish; now there was player who made the most of his ability every time he went out on the pitch.
35 Posted 08/10/2016 at 20:30:51
36 Posted 08/10/2016 at 21:04:43
37 Posted 09/10/2016 at 08:34:56
38 Posted 09/10/2016 at 08:37:19
39 Posted 09/10/2016 at 10:28:53
40 Posted 09/10/2016 at 10:58:28
Of course, it may be that the Board, in a continued desire to spend only what comes in, did not support him but, given Moshiri's supposed input, this seems improbable.
41 Posted 09/10/2016 at 11:11:19
42 Posted 09/10/2016 at 11:14:50
43 Posted 09/10/2016 at 16:03:03