LONDON — Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scored yet again against West Ham to rescue a 1-1 draw for Everton on Saturday in the Premier League.
Lukaku made it seven goals in his last seven appearances against the Hammers with a well-taken equalizer shortly before halftime at Upton Park.
It cancelled out Manuel Lanzini's classy opener and meant more frustration for West Ham against the Toffees. The east London side has won just one of its last 18 encounters against Everton - and that victory came on penalties in the FA Cup third round last season.
West Ham looked on course to win this match when Lanzini fired the hosts into the lead in the 30th minute. The 22-year-old Argentine took a touch of the ball on the edge of the area, looked up and curled a sublime effort over the Everton defense and into the top corner.
However, Lukaku equalized in the 43rd.
The big frontman was having a quiet game up until then but, when Gerard Deulofeu brilliantly threaded the ball between defenders James Tomkins and Winston Reid, he burst into life.
Lukaku easily took the ball around Hammers 'keeper Adrian and rolled it into the net for his ninth goal of the campaign.