Lukaku strike named FA Cup goal of the season

20/05/2016  11 Comments  [Jump to last]
Romelu Lukaku's excellent first goal in the FA Cup quarter final against Chelsea was selected as the best of the tournament.

The Belgian's slaloming run from the touchline, through two defenders and wrong-footing of Gary Cahill before slotting past Thibault Courtois broke open a tight encounter at Goodison Park and established the platform for him to score a second a few minutes later to settle the tie.

His goals booked the Blues a place at Wembley for the semi-final against Manchester United but they would prove to be the last he would score in an ultimately disappointing campaign.

Quotes sourced from Emirates FA Cup


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Brian Sephton
1 Posted 20/05/2016 at 17:21:34
And let's be honest – he was lucky!

A lucky deflection, run of the ball, etc.

Kevin Elliott
2 Posted 20/05/2016 at 17:47:31
Can't argue with that.
As Frank Carson used to say "it was a bloody cracker".
David Barks
5 Posted 20/05/2016 at 20:18:06
I understand that Man Uyd and Chelsea are not in the Champions League. But I just can't wait for the endless posts about "no player bigger than the club", "he's not that good", "sell him and find a hard worker".

The guy's is a young talent that we should be building around, to improve him and the club.

Mike Green
6 Posted 20/05/2016 at 21:01:59
David - when he's good he's very, very good, when he's bad, he really is pretty awful.

He had a brilliant spell with us this season but has dropped off dramatically, unplayable when on form and played to his strengths, but when not he's a passenger at best. In his defence his form seemed to go out of the window when he realised he'd have to score 4 for us to win a game.

For it to work you need to build your whole approach around him and personally I don't think he's good enough, often enough to warrant doing that. Maybe I'm wrong.

Mick Davies
7 Posted 20/05/2016 at 22:00:29
'His goals booked the Blues a place at Wembley for the semi-final against Manchester United but they would prove to be the last he would score in an ultimately disappointing campaign.'

I hope they don't prove to be his last for the club. He is a proven Premier League goalscorer and with the right coaching and personnel, he could fire us to the top. It all depends on the appointment of our next manager...

Michael Kenrick
8 Posted 21/05/2016 at 05:00:31
Err... Has it finished already?

Drives me nuts when they do this. While I doubt there will be such a good goal scored at Wembley this evening, it's the principle, FFS!

Darren Hind
9 Posted 21/05/2016 at 07:46:23
I thought that as soon as I read the title Michael. What if somebody does a Ricky Villa ?
Mind you, somebody would have had to.

Lukaku will probably be gone by the time we go again and judging by some of the comments he will not be missed by too many, but we will talk about that goal for years.

One of the best I've seen from an Everton player

Tony Abrahams
10 Posted 21/05/2016 at 08:08:16
It was a great goal on a great occasion, such a pity the kid stopped playing after this. He wasn't alone though, and slightly off topic, but I find it really offensive that Everton's players, have not tried to reimburse the fans for at least one of the last three away games.

Darren, I think you hit on it on another thread, but if Lukaku, came out and said he wanted to stay at Everton, and win things, then most fans would be delighted to keep him. Especially considering the general feeling is, that the manager never got the best out of him, or the squad.

Back to that goal, and it really does show what Lukaku, is really capable of, when he's in the mood. I heard Stones, said to one of the lads that he was going nowhere. He's either telling fibs, or Mouriniho is coming to Everton!

Alan Bodell
11 Posted 21/05/2016 at 21:35:42
With the 'tackles' that he faced for that goal I think I could have waltzed through, lit a cigarette then did what he did and scuffed one in.
Simon Smith
12 Posted 22/05/2016 at 01:10:24
Just a shame he couldn't go on to score a few more like that after or we might have been at Wembley yesterday in place of man ure!
Christopher Dover
13 Posted 22/05/2016 at 14:56:35
It may have added a couple of million to his price :)

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