League Cup: Lukaku gives Everton upper hand over City

Romelu Lukaku of Everton scores his team's second goal

Everton hold the advantage over Man City after claiming a 2-1 win in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final. Funes Mori pounced on the loose ball after a Tom Cleverly corner in first half stoppage time to give the hosts the lead. With a quarter of an hour remaining, Man City substitute, Jesus Navas, levelled matter after being played through by Sergio Aguero. However, two minutes later, Goodison Park erupted yet again as Romelu Lukaku got his 19th goal of the season, and 12th in 12 games, heading in from Gareth Barry’s excellent cross. The return leg takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 27 January, although the sides also face each other in the Premier League next Wednesday.

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