Young Boys 1-4 Everton: Lukaku hat-trick seals Everton victory in first of Europa League last-32

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick, as the Toffees came from behind to seal an important away win against Swiss side Young Boys in the last-32 of the Europa League, reports BBC Sport.

Young Boys took the lead in the 10th minute through Guillaume Hoarau, who impressively curled an effort past Tim Howard in the Everton goal to stun the away side.

But Everton fought back quickly, with Lukaku levelling the game in the 24th minute. The Belgian headed home to equalise, before the Toffees turned the game on its head.

Seamus Coleman scored minutes after Lukaku’s equaliser to give Everton a deserved first-half lead.

Lukaku then scored his second and Everton’s third to give the Merseyside club clear daylight between them and Young Boys as the coasted to victory.

After the break, the previously under-fire striker Lukaku then completed his hat-trick minutes before the hour mark to settle the tie.

The result sees Everton with one foot in the Europa League last-16 following the convincing win, and manager Roberto Martinez will be happy that Lukaku has come back into form.

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