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Romelu Lukaku Claims Cupping His Ear To Everton Fans Was ‘Just Banter’ As He Celebrates Man Utd Goal Against Former Club

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Romelu Lukaku said that his goal celebration after scoring in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over his former club Everton was just “banter”.

The big Belgian continued his impressive goalscoring run

Antonio Valencia put Man Utd ahead early on after scoring from a stunning volley from distance. Everton gave their best to clinch an equaliser but they lacked finishing on the final ball.

Antonio Valencia’s thunderbolt put Man United in front

Man United destroyed Everton’s confidence towards the end of Sunday’s Premier League clash, netting three times after Ronald Koeman substituted former United hero Wayne Rooney in the 82nd minute.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan got the second for united in the 83rd minute

Lukaku set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan for their second goal, then scored one himself from close range, before Anthony Martial put the game to bed for United from the penalty spot.

Lukaku celebrated his goal in the 89th minute by holding out his ear to Everton fans, and it seemed that he was purposely taunting the Toffees supporters, but the Belgian striker insisted that was not the case.

Anthony Martial grabbed United’s fourth from the spot

“I mean, it’s another goal and I’m happy with the win,” he told Sky Sports.

“It [the celebration] was just a bit of banter, after [they cheered] the free-kick I missed.”

Romelu Lukaku appears to gesture to Everton fans after scoring

Despite winning by a huge margin later on, Man Utd looked a bit sloppy, particularly in the second half and Lukaku admitted that the Red Devils were not clinical enough and should have wrapped up long before the late bounce-back.

“We could have scored more in first half,” he added.

“We weren’t clinical enough.”

Manchester United stars celebrate their skipper’s strike

“Everton created problems in midfield and the manager gave us tips at half-time of how to sort it.”

“In the second half, Everton had a lot of control but quality was the difference in the end.”

Antonio Valencia’s effort will go down as one of the goals of the season

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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