Social media went nuts for Red Rom's 100th PL goal
Romelu Lukaku was the talk of social media following United's 2-0 win against Swansea, during which the in-form striker netted his 100th Premier League goal.
At just 24 years old, the Belgian is the youngest foreign player in Premier League history to reach the tally, and the fifth-youngest overall.
Lukaku opened the scoring in the fifth minute, after an intricate United move that culminated in a short pass from Alexis Sanchez. Rom fired his shot goalwards from around ten yards out, and found the net despite the ball taking a slight deflection off Swans defender Alfie Mawson.
It was his 26th goal of an increasingly impressive debut season at Old Trafford, and helped United set asides any early nerves as they returned to action following the international break.
Alexis Sanchez's second United goal made the game safe shortly after, and United endured a Swansea revival in the second half to claim a relatively comfortable three points.
But Lukauku's remarkable achievement was the game's outstanding story, and puts him in elite company when it comes to the fastest players to reach 100 goals in the Premier League. Only Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane reached the 100 mark more quickly than United's summer acquisition.
Twitter was full of praise for our no.9, as you can see from a selection of the reaction below...
At the age of 24 to be Belgium’s all-time top scorer and have 100 Premier League goals to your name is extremely impressive. Feels good to know I didn’t write-off Romelu Lukaku.— Adam (@UnitedAdz) March 31, 2018
Romelu Lukaku really is on one right now. Unstoppable.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 31, 2018
Goals this season:— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) March 31, 2018
Morata & Lacazette = 22.
Lukaku = 26. pic.twitter.com/wVbTWfNsjz
100 Premier League goals for Lukaku. At his age, he is capable of breaking many records. People keep playing down his ability, but he’s continuing to prove the critics wrong. Delighted for him!— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 31, 2018
100 goals for Lukaku in the Premier League.This guy deserves to be respected.What a player he is 🙌🏾💯— Mr Fantastic (@mremkay8) March 31, 2018