Romelu Lukaku continued his sensational goalscoring run for Manchester United during their 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.
The Belgian outmuscled both Wesley Hoedt and Maya Yoshida to reach Ashley Young‘s cross from the left hand side, powering a heading at Fraser Forster before tucking in the rebound.
He saw little of the ball in the second half, save for a shot that Forster saved with his legs, but he battled hard at the masthead of attack as Man United held on to secure a vital three points.
And his numbers from the game just go to show how clinical he was in front of goal at Saint Mary’s.
Lukaku's game by numbers vs. Southampton:
2 key passes
33% chance conversion
50% aerial duels won
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) September 23, 2017
He only needed one chance. A half chance, really. Lukaku made a decent ball from Young his own through brute strength, sending two Southampton players to the floor, and once again provided a crucial finishing touch for United in a close game that so often eluded Mourinho’s men last season.
The Belgian now has eight goals in total for United since arriving over the summer, claiming six in his opening six Premier League games. Finding the net is starting to look like a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ for Lukaku this season, and