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“Still in Reid’s pocket” – West Ham fans react to finally keeping Lukaku at bay

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.

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