Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku netted twice against Tunisia in their 5-2 win to become the first Belgian to score four goals at a World Cup.
Lukaku, 25, grabbed a brace in the first half against the North Africans with two simple tap-ins to take his tally to four goals and also draw level with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot.
The former Chelsea player equally became the first player since Argentine legend Diego Maradona in 1986 to find the back of the net twice or more in consecutive World Cup games.
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Most United fans may have been critical of his performance in some games last season despite notching in 27 goals in all competitions for United; the Belgian striker has made headlines for the right reasons on the home front with an impressive 40 goals in 71 caps making him Belgium’s all-time top scorer.
Roberto Martinez’s men who are considered as the Golden generation in Belgian footballing history lived up to that tag by becoming the first Belgian side to score five goals in a World Cup game placing them at the top of Group F and eliminating Tunisia in the process.
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A win for England against debutants Panama in the other group fixture will secure a place in the round of 16, meaning the final group clash with Belgium will determine who tops the group.