Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Lukaku Hat-Trick Sinks Struggling Sunderland

English Premier League 

Result: Sunderland 0-3 Everton 

Date: 12 September 2016

Venue: Stadium of Light

Romelu Lukaku netted a second-half hat-trick, as Everton secured a 3-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Monday night.

South African midfielder, Steven Pienaar was left out of the Black Cats squad, as Jan Kirchhoff returned to the midfield.

There was good tempo in the opening exchanges, as both sides carved out good openings for the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Romelu Lukaku.

Everton dominated for most of the second half, with David Moyes' charges happy to soak up the pressure and attack on the counter.

Despite the visitors' dominance, the score remained goalless as the sides entered the halftime break.

Toffees manager, Ronald Koeman opted for a change at the start of the second half, as he introduced Gerard Deulofeu for Ross Barkley.

Everton eventually broke the deadlock in the 59th minute, as Idrissa Gueye's cross found Lukaku, who headed home from six-yards out, 1-0.

The visitors doubled their lead in the 68th minute, as Yannick Bolasie raced to the byline and floated a cross to the far post, where Lukaku was on hand to head home, 2-0.

Lukaku completed his hat-trick two minutes later. The Belgian latched onto a fine pass from Kevin Mirallas, before calmly slotting into the bottom corner.

Moyes made a couple defensive changes for the final 15 minutes, while Everton were quite happy to move the ball around.

The victory moves Everton up third in the Premier League table, while Sunderland remain in 19th spot.

 

Juventus' 2016/17 Wages Leaked?

Gallery: The Worst Kits Of 2016/17?

Suarez Beats Impressive Ronaldo Record

74 comments

Top 5

Nedbank Cup Fixtures Confirmed!

28 Jul 10, 2020 07:12 AM in Nedbank Cup

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

28 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Ex-Star Confirms Smallest Pay Cheque At Chiefs

32 Jul 09, 2020 06:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Sirino Confirms He Splurged The Cash This New Mansion!

3 Jul 08, 2020 11:00 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

Breaking: Rulani Returns To Sundowns

121 Jul 08, 2020 11:13 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Nedbank Cup Fixtures Confirmed!

28 Jul 10, 2020 07:12 AM in Nedbank Cup

#KhuneSignsForPirates Breaks The internet!

13 Jul 08, 2020 08:41 AM in The Best Of The Rest

Images: Teko’s Multi-Million Rand Cars Through The Years

Jul 10, 2020 02:46 PM in Stars & Their Cars

‘South African Sirino’ To Take PSL By Storm

27 Jul 09, 2020 09:47 AM in PSL

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

2 Starlets Who Will Be Waiting To Hear From Pirates…

1 Jul 09, 2020 07:32 AM in Orlando Pirates