Man United vs Brighton
The late match in England on Saturday night was at Old Trafford.
Manchester United hosted Brighton in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
Playing in freezing conditions, Old Trafford eventually warmed up in the 37th minute.
A first time cross from the left from Nemanja Matic found Romelu Lukaku at the far post.
The Belgian made no mistake planting home his header from close range to leave Brighton 1-down at the break.
Romelu Lukaku’s incredible scoring stats
Many have questioned Lukaku’s first season at Man United.
Lukaku went through a bad goal drought in the middle of the campaign, as many started to doubt United’s 75 million pound investment in the former Everton striker.
It’s easy to forget the Lukaku is still just 24. He still has the best ears of his career ahead of him, and most would a assume he’s not yet the finish article.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) March 17, 2018
Against all the negativity that’s come his way this year, Lukaku’s stats are still impressive.
Lukaku has 25 goals in 44 appearances for Man United in all competitions this season.
Moreover, Lukaku is in a purple patch with 10 goals in his last 14 game.
He’s been consistently delivering over this difficult past couple of months, and that’s a huge credit to the Man United centre-forward.
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) March 17, 2018
Lukaku has been very good in his first season but he also displays the characteristics of a leader which Utd so badly need.
— Pilib De Brún (@Malachians) March 17, 2018
Who’s the first to come out fighting after a humiliating defeat? Lukaku. It’s been that way for a while. The one who’s been hungry to fight for the team from the day he arrived here.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 17, 2018