Lukaku scores again as Everton move in on top five
Everton beat West Brom at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, as they moved to within three points of the Premier League's top five, giving them the chance to qualify for next season's Europa League.
The visitors today, West Bromwich Albion, have had a very impressive season themselves, sitting comfortably in the top half of the Premier League, holding small European hopes of their own, as opposed to looking down at the bottom of the league as some had expected.
Everton had won their last four league games coming into this, and Kevin Mirallas set them on their way to making it five, when he was first to a rebounded Ross Barkley effort.
Morgan Schneiderlin doubled Everton's lead, when he finished off some good play from Romelu Lukaku to score his first goal for the club. Lukaku got his name on the scoresheet with ten minutes left, as he headed home his 19th league goal of the season when he converted Barkley's cross.
Lukaku and co are now just two points behind Manchester United and three behind Arsenal, although they both have more games to play than Everton. If the Toffees continue playing like this, they will put pressure on the teams directly above them for the European places, and depending on the result of the FA Cup, seventh place could potentially be enough for them to qualify for the Europa League.