Everton 4 Hull City 0: Lukaku dominates headlines again with late double

Lukaku is said to be refusing to sign a new deal with Everton, with his current contract set to expire in 2019.

Asked if Lukaku will face a backlash from anxious Everton fans when the Toffees host Hull on Saturday, Koeman told English newspapers: "I don't think so because we need the support - every player who is starting needs the support". Yes, you may be able to hold him back for 85 minutes but then he was focused to the last second.

Lukaku, who still has two years to run on his contract, retained the backing of Everton's supporters, who loudly cheered his name before kick-off.

Everton now reside in seventh in the Premier League standings, meaning Europa League football is still very much available for the club.

If he does go, Everton will need to make big-name signings, especially with Romelu Lukaku now also seemingly destined to depart the Merseyside club.

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he is concerned about the calf injury sustained by midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin during his side's 4-0 win over Hull City this afternoon.

"Our home form has been really good and I think the fans have a big part to play in that and they help us every game". That's the first step.

Lukaku moved two clear of Tottenham's Harry Kane on 21 goals in the hunt for the Premier League's Golden Boot award with two stoppage-time strikes at Goodison Park, adding to earlier efforts from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Enner Valencia. Can we show more ambition, stronger team, more points? We have the same points now as last season.

The win puts Everton close to the top four, five points behind Liverpool with the Merseyside derby at Anfield up next after the worldwide break. Everybody knows you can't do this in one year, it takes time. "You can't do it in one".

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