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Lukaku urges Everton to build on Leicester win after frustrating start to the campaign

Date Posted,December 27, 2016

Romelu Lukaku claims Everton must build on their morale-boosting win at Leicester.

Lukaku netted his 15th goal of the season for club and country against Leicester and says the Blues must use it as a platform after a frustrating first half to the campaign.

The win at the King Power Stadium was the Blues’ first on the road since Lukaku bagged a hat-trick at Sunderland in September and the Belgian powerhouse wants to maintain this momentum.

Everton face struggling Hull at the KCOM Stadium on Friday before their rivals play on Saturday and Lukaku says they have a chance to close the gap on the top six.

“The win felt good, it was something that we needed,” he said. “It was a good win and now we look forward to the next game.

“It helps a lot especially for us, this year we haven’t been as consistent as we want to be. You have to keep going.

“This year in the Premier League the gaps between the teams is really close. All the teams are improving. You have to be at the top of your level every weekend, so it’s really challenging.”

Kevin Mirallas set Everton on their way (Photo: PA WIRE)
Kevin Mirallas of Everton celebrates after scoring the opening goal
The Belgian jumps for joy after opening the scoring (Photo: Getty Images)

Lukaku felt Everton could have won by more than their two goals at Leicester, but he was pleased with the win and clean sheet after the blow of losing the Merseyside derby in stoppage time.

“We could have had a few more goals if we were a bit more composed,” he said. “But 2-0 is a good win and a clean sheet for the defence.

“Leicester were the champions last year so when you can get a win at their place then it’s good.”

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