Everton striker Romelu Lukaku made history tonight as he scored during the Toffees 3-1 victory over Aston Villa.
The Belgian netted his 17th Premier League strike of the season against Remi Garde’s floundering side, making him the club’s record goalscorer in one league campaign.
Here’s the goal which saw Lukaku break the record:
— Craig Clinton (@CraigClinton77) March 1, 2016
And while it wasn’t exactly a surprise that the former Chelsea striker scored against the worst team in the division, this didn’t stop Twitter from having a Lukaku love-in.
Social media heaped praise on the 22-year-old, with some arguing he could become an Everton legend considering his miraculous goal-scoring record despite his age.
Romelu Lukaku is now the 60th all time top Premier League goal scorer with 59 goals at the age of 22.
— EvertonFanTV (@EFCFANTV) March 1, 2016
Materiał na Złotą Piłkę? W chuj.
— Wojtek Guzek (@GuziorW) March 1, 2016
Stelling on Lukaku: "He loves playing against Aston Villa, but everybody does this season" #avfc
— Luke Beardsworth (@LukeBeardsworth) March 1, 2016
Stats wise, Lukaku is our best BPL striker ever. 17 goals in the league with 11 games left…
— EFC Feelin Blue (@EFCFeelinBlue) March 1, 2016
Lukaku scores again…6 in 5 https://t.co/uH4DPYqjMd
— Hon. Tspecial (@ATM_tspecial) March 1, 2016
Can we sign Lukaku already #afc
— Adedotun. (@Docmusty) March 1, 2016
In other news, Romelu Lukaku. What a class act he is.
— EthanEdward (@iEthanEdward) March 1, 2016
Lukaku is underrated
— ABDULKARIM IKEMEFUNA (@Bin_iedreez) March 1, 2016
Lukaku Scores his 17th of the season to become the highest scoring Belgian in one season for the pl.
— Jason Oates (@OatesJE) March 1, 2016
Lukaku on fire for Everton!
— FootballontheTV (@Footballonthetv) March 1, 2016
Bring Lukaku back at bridge.
— Syed Emmad Uddin (@EmmadCFC26) March 1, 2016
Lukaku scores 22 goals so far this season and still our fans want him gone. Mirallas plays average despite two assists and he's the messiah.
— FOUX DU FAFA (@Azzur95COYB) March 1, 2016
Romelu Lukaku scored. pic.twitter.com/B2Wb9PYMbb
— Not So Green Arrow (@jclay221) March 1, 2016
Lukaku will soon join Legends of the club.
— Prodigy (@amalykyarima) March 1, 2016
Romelu Lukaku is 22years of age. Let that sink in.
— Son Of The Soil (@Real_Nelson0) March 1, 2016
Lukaku 17 goals this season. Take this Chelsea.
— Ndubuisi Okoli (@nduokoli) March 1, 2016
Why is lukaku not rated As highly as Harry kane
— Abey XØ (@OlunuAbiodun) March 1, 2016
Romelu Lukaku has now become Everton's highest ever goalscorer in a Premier League season with 11 games left. Sweet dreams x
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) March 1, 2016
"Strikers like Lukaku are why I retired, you don't want to be coming up against someone like that" Jamie Carragher
— Books Everyday (@bookseday) March 1, 2016
I think some of our fans are genuinely football illiterate. They think Barkley is shite, Lukaku is lazy and Stones is overrated.
— David Jones (@DJ1878EFC) March 1, 2016
Lukaku is still 22 ffs and he has such an amazing goal scoring record
— 7god (@Novaculah) March 1, 2016
Lukaku was joined on the scoresheet by former Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and defender Funes Mori, before Rudi Gestede clinched a consolation 10 minutes from full-time.
The result means Everton have won three of their last five games, an impressive statistic they will try to surpass when they host West Ham on Saturday.
And if Lukaku can find the net against the Hammers, you can be sure there will be plenty more Lukaku-love to look forward to…