Everton star happy to better Manchester United's Wayne Rooney's achievement

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku acknowledged the fact he had bettered Wayne Rooney's goalscoring.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th goal of his career as the Toffees demolished Young Boys.

And the Belgian took to Twitter after the game to acknowledge a tweet from the Liverpool Echo, which recognised he had reached the milestone at a younger age than former Everton wonderkid Wayne Rooney, saving it to his 'favourites'.


Lukaku scored twice in the victory, a 3-1 win and 7-2 aggregate scoreline to see Everton through to the quarter-finals as the only English representatives.

The striker was a summer signing from Chelsea, having spent a season on loan at Goodison a year earlier. As well as for Everton, his goals have come for West Brom, Anderlecht - where he scored 41, and at international level for Belgium.

Lukaku has 15 goals in all competitions this season, and despite a disappointing return of 7 in 26 Premier League games, if he betters 20 as a total, which seems likely, it's hard to knock him achievement despite his price tag, as given his age there is still plenty of room for improvement.

A like for like comparison with 29-year-old Wayne Rooney is difficult considering the Manchester United man has spent much of the season playing in midfield, but the England striker is yet to his double figures for his club, scoring nine times overall and eight in the Premier League.

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