The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern were not celebrating the 0-0 draw with Everton today, but rather that Romelu Lukaku did not score.
After scoring in his last nine consecutive games against West Ham United, Romelu Lukaku was kept quiet today as he proved ineffective against a focused Hammers’ back three.
In a dire game at the London Stadium, West Ham United and Everton played out an uneventful 0-0 draw.
West Ham fans were very worried about the threat that Romelu Lukaku posed ahead of the game, with his pace, power and shooting ability often causing problems for the Hammers.
Winston Reid, James Collins and Jose Fonte were deployed in a back three and tasked with keeping the giant Belgian quiet.
And that trio worked very well, plugging the service to him well and not giving him space when he was on the ball.
West Ham fans reacted with glee to Lukaku drawing a blank and here is a selection of the best responses to this news.
Everyone was immense, but yes Lukaku didn't get a chance with Ginge.
— Haydn Smith-Sheppard (@Hayds_) April 22, 2017
Lukaku didn't score
LUKAKU DIDNT SCORE
— joe (@TheEightRole) April 22, 2017
What time will Lukaku be let out of ginges pocket Ha ⚒ https://t.co/vZdBdWp33e
— Gary Neal (@slslondon) April 22, 2017
Lukaku didn't score so I'm taking that as a win
— Louis (@lou_pye) April 22, 2017
Knew it https://t.co/fwXxChcbM5
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) April 22, 2017
And maybe we've broken the Lukaku bogeyman hoodoo #COYI
— Phil Mead #FBPELike what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Decent point against Everton, lukaku didn't score against us for like the first time ever and collins was quality again #COYI
— Ｃａｌｌｕｍ (@llum_c) April 22, 2017