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Lukaku strikes as Everton conquer Man City in League Cup semis

London: In-form Romelu Lukaku scored a late goal to help Everton outclass Manchester City 2-1 in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Goodison Park on Thursday.

Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (R) celebrates scoring their second goal for Everton to take the lead 2-1 during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool. Pic/AFP
Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (R) celebrates scoring their second goal for Everton to take the lead 2-1 during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool. Pic/AFP

Defender Ramiro Funes put his side ahead at the stroke of half-time before City winger Gonzalez Jesus Navas levelled the score by smashing an equaliser in the 76th minute, the Guardian reported.

It was just two minutes later when Lukaku netted the match-winning goal for his side to gave them 2-1 lead against Everton, but was substituted immediately afterwards due to injury.

Everton will now play in the semi-final second leg against Manuel Pellegrini-led side on January 28.

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