Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku equalled an impressive record with his goal versus Southampton this afternoon.
The two sides went head-to-head in a Premier League matchup at St. Mary’s today, with Jose Mourinho’s men eager to continue their impressive start to the season.
And it didn’t take long for the Red Devils to do just that, with a familiar face notching the opener.
Since having arrived at United from Everton in a club-record transfer this summer, Romelu Lukaku has endeared himself to fans of his new club with his impressive goalscoring exploits.
Coming into today’s matchup with the Saints, the burly Belgian centre-forward had already notched 7 goals in 7 competitive appearances for United.
5 of these had come in 5 Premier League appearances, with Lukaku back on the scoresheet once again this afternoon.
Following some excellent work down United’s left by Ashley Young, the ball was planted on the head of the former Toffees star, who’s initial header was saved impressively by Fraser Forster.
However, there was nothing Forster could do about the rebound, as Lukaku smashed home to make it 6 goals in his first 6 Premier League games for the Red Devils.
This equalled a club record set by Louis Saha in 2004, as Lukaku continued his red-hot start for his new club.
The joy of six.
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