Cahill, Neville & more: Twitter reacts as Lukaku fires Everton to victory
Tim Cahill and Phil Neville both tweet their thoughts as Romelu Lukaku helped Everton beat Newcastle United 3-2 on Monday night
Romelu Lukaku scored a memorable brace on his Goodison Park debut as Everton were 3-2 winners against Newcastle United on Monday night.
The forward scored twice in the first half and teed up Ross Barkley before the Magpies made a second-half comeback of sorts as Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy added some respectability to the score-line.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to an impressive Everton performance.
Everton legend Peter Reid (@reid6peter) is enjoying the start at Goodison Park: “Love the pace of Everton’s football. #properfooty”
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor (@E_Adebayor) is impressed with Everton’s loan striker Lukaku: “Lukaku’s goal instinct is impressive! Keep it up!!”
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) likes the look of the Toffees: “Everton been brilliant in this 25 mins.”
Norwich City legend Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) doesn’t rate an abject Magpies performance: “Newcastle are pants on this showing! #MNF”
Everton legend Nigel Martyn (@nmartyn25) likes the look of his club’s new powerful striker: “Lukaku looks a player !!! Thanks Chelsea :-)”
Wigan midfielder James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) clearly has Tim Howard in his Fantasy Football side: “Everton looking brilliant here. I hope Tim Howard has an assist bonus lol #everton”
Former Toffees captain Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) believes the new Everton boss deserves the plaudits: “#Lukaku is running riot. Massive credit to Martinez with the style of football he has bought to Everton and also the signings. #Unbeaten”
Another old Everton skipper Phil Neville (@fizzer18) takes the banter from the dressing room to Twitter: “@Tim_Cahill at last a good No17 pal hahahahha”
QPR defender Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) can’t understand the negativity from his former club’s supporters: “A lot of Newcastle fans saying there not shocked about this score line at the minute. Why?”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) wonders if Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho regrets sending the Belgian on loan: “I wonder if Mourinho could decide now, what he would do with Lukaku?”
A poorly Grant Holt (@Grantholt31) can’t bear to watch any more of Newcastle: “What a terrible first half for Newcastle, off to bed can’t watch anymore, tired man today, sure I have man flu.”
Former Newcastle striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is glad to see the Magpies show some character after half-time: “What a strike that was from Cabaye. Newcastle starting to show a bit of fight although anything is better than that first half performance.”
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) heaps praise on a fellow Scouser: “Barkley outstanding tonight. Uses possession so well for a young lad. Gonna be special.”
Everton defender Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) praises his team-mates: “Good win from the lads. First half did it for us with some great football. Heart was going a little at the end haha. Well done the Toffees.”
Finally, Blackpool coach Alex Rae (@alexrae1969) sums up the thoughts of most football fans: “Can’t beat Monday night football on Sky – Premiership at its best. End to end stuff!!”