English Premiership

What they said: WBA v Everton

2014-09-15 10:29
Romelu Lukaku (AFP)
Cape Town - It was a case of practice makes perfect for Romelu Lukaku as he opened his account in his side's win over West Brom. 

West Bromwich Albion v Everton

After opening up his 2014/15 goal account, Everton's Romelu Lukaku insists points are more important to him than goals.

"We were working on it in training two days before the game and I missed a lot!" said Lukaku on evertonfc.com.

"But practice makes perfect. I was very happy that it went in against West Brom." 

"It was a nice goal but the win is the most important thing. We wanted to win so badly." said the Belgian star.

"The defence did some great work today and up front we made the difference so it was down to great team work."

Blunders from Chris Brunt and Ben Foster allowed Everton to stroll home but Baggies boss Alan Irvine is backing the duo to bounce right back.

“Obviously you’re talking about two international players, two proven Premier League players and they normally don’t make those kind of mistakes.

“For us to make one, let alone two in one game is unusual." said the manager on the club's website.

“These are lads who are generally very, very consistent in their performances and good players.

“They’re devastated about the goals. Mistakes happen, we just have to accept that and move on.

“They certainly didn’t mean to make those mistakes, that’s for sure, and they’re devastated at this moment. They’ll be hurting for the next few days I would expect.”

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