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Lukaku becomes Everton's joint leading Premier League scorer

Duncan Ferguson's run as Everton's outright top scorer in the Premier League is over after Romelu Lukaku moved level with him on 60 goals.

Lukaku becomes Everton's joint leading Premier League scorer

Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku scored his 60th Premier League goal for Everton in a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday to draw level with Goodison Park legend Duncan Ferguson as the club's joint-highest scorer in the competition.

The Belgium international netted 10 minutes from time at Goodison, holding off former team-mate Bryan Oviedo before beating Jordan Pickford to wrap up the victory after Idrissa Gueye had opened the scoring in the first half.

Ferguson's record

Ferguson's record had stood since he retired at the end of the 2005-06 campaign, 12 years on from his first Premier League goal for the club against Liverpool in November 1994.

Lukaku has not needed anywhere near that amount of time, however, having scored his first league goal for the club in September 2013.

He will now have his personal season-best haul of 18 from last term in his sights, as Saturday's strike was his 17th of the campaign.

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