Lukaku hat-trick gives Everton victory over Young Boys

Posted on Feb 19 2015 - 7:51pm by Staff Writer

Romelu Lukaku was in superb form as he scored a hat-trick to hand Everton a 4-1 first leg victory over Young Boys in the Europa League.

The visitors began the game in good form seeing the impressive Bryan Oviedo whip in a cross that cannoned back off the post.

However, the Swiss side soaked up the pressure before former Paris Saint Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau scored a superb goal from the edge of the box.

Everton, however, would react well and they went level when Lukaku headed in just before the half hour mark.

Four minutes later and Steven Naismith lashed the ball across the box for Seamus Coleman tapped in at the far post.

And, it would get better for Roberto Martinez’s side as Gareth Barry would find Lukaku, who added his second of the half.

And it would get even better for Everton just before the hour when the Belgian striker scored his third of the game after a perfect pass from Miralles.

A few minutes later and John Stones would be sent off for an ill-timed challenge on Hoarau but the French striker sent his penalty sailing over the crossbar.