Lukaku has almost double the goals Man Utd star transfer did aged 23

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Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Monday to take Everton into third place in the Premier League table.

Lukaku had not scored for 11 games in all competitions going into the game against the Black Cats but managed to find the back of the net three times in 11 minutes over the course of the game.

The hat-trick was the fastest any player wearing the Everton shirt has ever scored three goals in an away game and the fourth quickest time ever for the club.

Lukaku scored his third hat-trick for the Toffees in the process and took his overall goal tally up to 121.

In comparison Lukaku has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Manchester United summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic achieved at the age of 23.

Lukaku was targeted by Chelsea over the transfer window but the Toffees rejected all offers in a bid to keep their star man at the club over the summer.

The Belgium international joined Everton from Chelsea in 2014 and still has another three years remaining on his current contract.

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