Romelu Lukaku reacts to Everton’s draw v West Ham United in FA Cup

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Romelu Lukaku reflects on Everton’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has said that he is pleased with his side’s performance against West Ham United.

The Toffees had to come from behind to play out a 1-1 draw with the Hammers in the third round of the FA Cup at Goodison Park this evening.

West Ham defender James Collins put his side in the lead with a powerful header in the 56th minute, but Belgium international Lukaku restored parity late on.

"I am very happy to help my team out and hopefully we can continue from this,” the 21-year-old told BT Sport. “Today’s performance was very good. Unlucky at conceding the goal but we can be positive.”

Manager Roberto Martinez added: "First half we created the best opportunities and didn't take them. Then, we were open to conceding from set pieces.

"But the character we showed, when we're not in a great mood at the moment, was of a huge satisfaction. The replay was a huge reward and we look forward to that. The late equaliser could be a turning point."

The draw saw Everton put an end to a run of four successive defeats. Roberto Martinez’s side are next in action on Saturday, when they take on Manchester City at home in the Premier League.

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