Lukaku scores as Man Utd ruin Rooney’s Old Trafford return

Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia had gone 48 Premier League home games without scoring before his superb effort

Romelu Lukaku scored against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton to move joint-top of the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat – embossed by three late goals – which sent Everton into the bottom three.

The Toffees have endured a dire start to the season and have not scored a goal in any of four successive defeats in all competitions.

Antonio Valencia smashed a shot past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards to put Jose Mourinho’s side into an early lead which rarely came under threat.

Rooney, United’s record goalscorer, had Everton’s two best opportunities but once he left the pitch with nine minutes to go his former employers hit overdrive.

Lukaku found Henrikh Mkhitaryan to steer home before the Belgium striker bundled in the third himself at the far post, and substitute Anthony Martial added a stoppage-time penalty.

United and Manchester City now have an identical record at the top after five Premier League games.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Manchester United 4, Everton 0.

Second Half ends, Manchester United 4, Everton 0.

Goal! Manchester United 4, Everton 0. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by David de Gea.

Attempt saved. Sandro Ramírez (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Goal! Manchester United 3, Everton 0. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Martial replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Offside, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Jesse Lingard is caught offside.

Offside, Everton. Sandro Ramírez tries a through ball, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin is caught offside.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Manchester United 2, Everton 0. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Substitution, Everton. Kevin Mirallas replaces Wayne Rooney.

Eric Bailly (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Eric Bailly (Manchester United).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).

Ashley Williams (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Everton).

Offside, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Jesse Lingard is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution, Manchester United. Ander Herrera replaces Juan Mata.

Substitution, Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Idrissa Gueye.

Attempt missed. Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Juan Mata.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

Attempt blocked. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

Attempt blocked. Sandro Ramírez (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

Foul by Cuco Martina (Everton).

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Manchester United).

Attempt missed. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross.

Foul by Cuco Martina (Everton).

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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