Romelu Lukaku sets a Premier League record with Aston Villa double

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The striker is the first Belgian to 50 Premier League goals, while his efforts also made him part of a rather illustrious group of forwards.

Everton’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon was a particularly good one for Romelu Lukaku, as he set a new Premier League record.

The Belgian bagged two goals in his side’s impressive victory over Remi Garde’s men, taking him to nine Premier League goals for the campaign.

That leaves him second in the goalscoring charts, with the exploits of Jamie Vardy, who has 13 to his name, denying him a place at the top of the tree.

Lukaku is unlikely to mind too much, though, as his double saw him extend his lead over Christian Benteke as the Belgian player with the most goals in Premier League history.

His goals also saw him break the 50-goal mark, and set a record, as he became the first Belgian to reach a half century in the history of the Premier League.

Those 50 goals so far also saw him join an illustrious club, as he became the fifth player under 23 years of age to hit that landmark.

He is in fine company as well, with the other four players being Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

Impressive record breaking from Lukaku, then, who is quickly looking well worth the big money the Toffees paid for him two summers ago.

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