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Distin hails ´monster´ Lukaku

28 October 2013 16:29

Everton defender Sylvain Distin has labelled Romelu Lukaku "a monster" after an impressive start to life at Goodison Park.

The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Chelsea, has scored seven goals in just six appearances since his deadline-day arrival on Merseyside.

And with Everton’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday taking them to sixth in the Premier League table, Distin is thrilled that his team have acquired a player with such natural talent.

"Considering Romelu's age he has got all the qualities," he told The Liverpool Echo.

"He's a monster. He's learning game after game and has the right mentality.

"I was talking about his size and his weight with him a week ago. We're more or less the same weight and to get there I had to work hard in the gym for four years.

"For him it's just how he is when he wakes up. I wasn't like that when I was 20. He's physically blessed and his positioning on the pitch and finishing are improving all the time.

"His attitude is great and that's the most important thing for a young player, and all our youngsters have that."

Lukaku has never scored for Chelsea since signing from Anderlecht in 2011, but netted 17 times in 35 league games when on loan at West Brom last term.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
26 October 2013
Game week
9
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
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0 - 2
Venue
Villa Park (Birmingham)
Attendance
35154

Goals

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68' R. Lukaku
 (assist by L. Osman)
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81' L. Osman
 (assist by G. Barry)

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 1 +2 3
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +1 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
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