Romelu Lukaku hugs Ashley Young.

Lukaku enters Premier League's top 20 scorers

Thursday 28 February 2019 00:10

Romelu Lukaku continues to make his mark on English football as the Belgian striker entered the Premier League's top 20 goalscorers after his brace against Crystal Palace.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played the striker through the middle at Selhurst Park and it didn't take him long to open the scoring as he curled in a right-footed shot from just inside the box. Romelu's second goal was even better, as he volleyed in from close range to put Solskjaer's side into a two-goal lead.

Those goals saw Lukaku notch his 110th and 111th goals in the Premier League and moves him into joint-20th place of the all-time scorers alongside former United frontman, Dion Dublin.

Romelu has been a goal machine since he arrived in England in 2011. In the last eight years, he has scored for Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion and Everton before arriving at Old Trafford in the summer of 2017. In fact, it is the seventh consecutive season that Lukaku has reached double figures of Premier League goals, further emphasising his quality when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net.

Of course, Wayne Rooney remains as the Reds' top scorer in the Premier League era with 208 goals while Andy Cole lies in third overall with 187. Alan Shearer still leads the way with 260. Former forwards for the club in Michael Owen, Teddy Sheringham, Robin van Persie and Dwight Yorke are also amongs the elite.

Another two goals for the Belgian would see him move ahead of former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, into 19th place.


 1. Alan Shearer - 260 goals
2. Wayne Rooney - 208
3. Andy Cole - 187
4. Frank Lampard - 177
5. Thierry Henry - 175
6. Robbie Fowler - 163
7. Jermain Defoe - 162
8. Sergio Aguero - 161
9. Michael Owen - 150
10. Les Ferdinand - 149

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Lukaku grabs a double and Young strikes late on as the Reds make it a record eight straight wins on the road.

11. Teddy Sheringham - 146
12. Robin van Persie - 144
13. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - 127
14. Robbie Keane - 126
15. Nicolas Anelka - 125
16. Harry Kane - 123
16. Dwight Yorke - 123
18. Steven Gerrard - 120
19. Ian Wright - 113
20. Dion Dublin - 111
20. Romelu Lukaku - 111

*Current and former United players in bold.

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