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Summary

  1. Lukaku scores after 30secs - joint-fastest league goal of the season
  2. Lookman makes first Premier League start for Everton
  3. Bournemouth make four changes from defeat to Crystal Palace

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By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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'We wanted to come out flying'

Everton 6-3 Bournemouth

Everton

Romelu Lukaku, who scored four today: "We started well, we did what we had to do. It’s disappointing we conceded the goals, but we showed mental resilience. 

"We said we wanted to come out flying, we worked on it all week. We were sharp and we continued pressing. 3-0 at half-time was good, but after half-time we weren’t mentally sharp.

"We need to see the clips again because if you want to improve we need to get rid of the little problems.

"There’s no lack of confidence. We know that hard work pays off.

"We have to believe that we can catch the teams ahead of us. We need to keep on winning and working hard for each other."

Lukaku celebrates
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FULL-TIME

Everton 6-3 Bournemouth

Pick the bones out of that lot. 

Superb entertainment at Goodison Park, with Romelu Lukaku the star attraction.

I'm off for a lie down.

GOAL for Everton

Ross Barkley

It's 6-3 and it's gone to Ross Barkley.

Bournemouth's defence appears to have given up and gone home for the day, allowing Barkley to take the ball around the on-rushing Artur Boruc and slot the ball into the net.

Before he did, however, Barkley took the unusual step of celebrating before scoring. 

I have never seen that before. Brilliant stuff.

Barkley celebrates - then scores
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Barkley scores
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GOAL for Bournemouth

Harry Arter

Egads, what is going on this afternoon? My poor fingers cannot cope.

Harry Arter has pulled another one back for Bournemouth from on the goal-line. Replays actually show the ball went out of play before the midfielder tucked it home but it shouldn't matter to the final outcome. 

Arter goal
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Everton 5-2 Bournemouth

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GOAL for Everton

Romelu Lukaku

Four for the big striker!

This is harsh on Bournemouth based on their second-half display, but in truth more like what we expected the final outcome to be in the first half. 

Ross Barkley's backpass sets Lukaku on his way and he shows trademark strength to brush off his marker before finishing coolly beyond Boruc.

Lukaku scores a fourth
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GOAL for Everton

Romelu Lukaku

That's the hat-trick, and that is probably that.

Seamus Coleman sends over a cross from the right and it's an easy take on the volley for Romelu Lukaku, who steers home beyond the exposed Artur Boruc. 

He's been superb today.

Lukaku scores his third
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Great save!

Everton 3-2 Bournemouth

Bournemouth are really hammering on the door here and Joel Robles is forced to make two saves in quick succession.

First Harry Arter's low drive is palmed away by the home goalkeeper for a corner, from which the ball breaks to Arter again and his shot brings an even better stop from Robles. 

Amazing stuff. Everton's fans will not be able to believe what they are seeing. This game was over.

Joel Robles reacts
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CLOSE!

Everton 3-2 Bournemouth

That was so nearly the equaliser!

The visitors are coming forward at will now and Everton, so assured before, look incredibly jittery. 

The ball comes to Marc Pugh in the box and he cuts inside before flashing a shot just over the bar. 

Everton hearts in mouths.

'Game on!'

Everton 3-2 Bournemouth

Trevor Sinclair

Ex-Man City & West Ham winger on Final Score

Josh King has been outstanding, he has such good movement in the box.

You talk about managers throwing the tea cups - I reckon Eddie Howe may have delved into that managerial tactic at half-time.

Game on!

GOAL for Bournemouth

Joshua King

Wow. This did not look likely at half-time - and that's putting it mildly. 

The Cherries were dead and buried in this match but here they are right back in it. 

Ryan Fraser does well down the right, beating his man and sending over a low cross that Josh King turns home.

Strap yourselves in for the last 20 minutes,

King scores
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King celebrates
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CLOSE!

Everton 3-1 Bournemouth

Everton very nearly restore their three-goal lead within a minute - and probably should have done. 

Straight from kick-off they pressure the visiting defence and the ball comes to James McCarthy, who fails to connect with his shot and allows Artur Boruc to make an unconvincing save. 

The ball spins in the air for Ademola Lookman to attempt a shot from a tight angle, but he finds the side-netting.

Lookman shoots
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GOAL for Bournemouth

Joshua King

Oh, hello.

Well you can't say Bournemouth don't deserve this on the balance of play in this half.

Jack Wilshere lofts a ball into the area and it's controlled nicely on the chest by Joshua King under pressure from Everton's defenders before poking the ball beyond Robles.

Game on? 

King scores for Bournemouth
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Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Ademola Lookman is enjoying himself out there -  plenty of tricks and flicks on show. And replays show he's peacocking around with one of his laces undone. 

Maybe that's his secret?

Lookman in action with Wilshire
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CLOSE!

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Very nearly four for Everton. 

Ross Barkley advances and drills a low shot that catches a Bournemouth player and just flashes over the bar.

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

A much, much better performance so far by Bournemouth. 

They've already had a couple of pot shots at the Everton goal, Harry Arter firing the most recent of those just over. 

It's a long shot, of course, but Bournemouth won't give this up lightly.

Arter shoots
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KICK-OFF

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Off we go again.

Unsurprisingly, Bournemouth have made changes at the break. On come Jordon Ibe and Brad Smith. Dan Gosling and Simon Francis make way. 

HALF-TIME

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

That was just about as easy a half of football as Everton could have wished for. 

There's some big, big problems for Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe to address at the break but you sense it's only about damage-limitation from this point.

Lukaku celebrates with Lookman
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GREAT SAVE!

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

It very nearly does come to something for Bournemouth. Jack Wilshere's shot from a free-kick was deflected away for a corner, from which the hosts very nearly go ahead when Steve Cook sees his shot saved by Joel Robles.

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Free-kick to the visitors 30 yards out. One last chance to salvage something from a nightmare half...

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Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Another chance for Everton. A long ball forward comes to the advanced Seamus Coleman, who has time to control before hitting a shot from the edge of the area. It's straight at Artur Boruc though.

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William Egan: I genuinely think Bournemouth will be relegated. Been shipping far too many goals recently. 

Mark Campion: Since Bournemouth beat Swansea away it's all gone a bit Pete Tong! They'll be dragged into the relegation battle at this rate! 

Tyrone Mings
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Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth have now conceded exactly three goals in nine of their last 13 games, and 31 overall. 

Everton have already filled their boots but you just cannot see them stopping at three today. The final score could be anything.

Everton"s Ademola Lookman in action with Bournemouth"s Ryan Fraser
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Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Man Utd forward on Final Score

Bournemouth have got great beliefs, they really have, but they have to build from the back.

Get the ball clear, kick it, head it, hack it, it doesn't matter - get the ball clear then let the forward's play in the opposition half.

Everton have been wonderful though.

Everton"s Seamus Coleman and AFC Bournemouth"s Dan Gosling battle for the ball
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CLOSE!

Everton 3-0 Bournemouth

Goodness me, the hosts are almost in for a fourth. A long ball forward is chased down by Romelu Lukaku, who senses a half-hour hat-trick is there for the taking only for Artur Boruc to smother the opportunity.

GOAL for Everton

Romelu Lukaku

Wow. This really is getting ugly now. 

Everton don't need help scoring goals but they're getting it anyway.

Simon Francis plays a suicidal pass back to his goalkeeper but fails to look and the ball comes to Lukaku, who needs no second invitation to loft the ball into the net.

Where does all this end?

Lukaku
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Everton 2-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth are in real bother here. 

They have now conceded 30 goals in 12 and a half games. How bad is this going to get?

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Man Utd forward on Final Score

Lukaku has just literally walked past two Bournemouth defenders to set that goal up, they haven't got a clue what he's going to do. It's fantastic play by the striker.

GOAL for Everton

James McCarthy

Not the prettiest goal he'll ever score but James McCarthy will take it. 

It's great work down the right by Romelu Lukaku, who stands up Tyrone Mings before gliding past both him and a second Bournemouth defender and delivering a low cross for McCarthy to poke towards goal. 

Simon Francis blocked the first effort but the ball bounced back on to McCarthy and trickled over the line with Artur Boruc - already committed to the first effort - on the floor and helpless to react.

Everton"s James McCarthy scores their second goal
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McCarthy scores
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McCarthy celebrates
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Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

Jack Wilshere needs to back himself there. He was running along the edge of the Everton box but passed up the opportunity to shoot when it was presented. Surely worth a punt from there?

Bournemouth"s Jack Wilshere in action with Everton"s Ademola Lookman
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Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth are just starting to show a little bit more here. No chances to report but they are pushing on into Everton's half and trying to make things happen.

Everton"smidfielder Morgan Schneiderlin vies with Bournemouth"s midfielder Harry Arter
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Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

So, not 28 seconds but 30. Still pretty brisk, mind.

30 – Romelu Lukaku has scored the joint-fastest Premier League goal of the season (30 seconds) – level with Pedro vs Man Utd. Blocks.

CLOSE!

We said Ademola Lookman might have some joy today and he's just given us a lovely little demo of his abilities. 

He receives the ball on the edge of the box, drags it back and away from the attentions of Harry Arter before firing just wide of the target. 

Goodison Park loved that. 

Everton"s Ademola Lookman shoots at goal
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Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

Well, after that early excitement the game has settled down a bit.

Bournemouth are trying to regain composure, Everton are stroking it around with confidence.

Everton"s Ross Barkley in action with Bournemouth"s Tyrone Mings
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Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Man Utd forward on Final Score

It's a great finish from Lukaku.

But, Bournemouth are overplaying. We said before the match that Bournemouth need to find a different way of playing, and they've paid the price here.

Lukaku celebrates
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GOAL for Everton

Romelu Lukaku

Well, that was quick. Just 28 seconds on the clock before the hosts take the lead. 

Bournemouth are shipping goals for fun these days but the speed of this will shock them. 

Morgan Scniederlin intercepts the ball in midfield and it comes to Romelu Lukaku who exchanges passes with James McCarthy, cuts inside his marker on the edge of the area and curls a wonderful left-footed shot beyond Artur Boruc. 

A lovely, lovely finish and that's goal number 14 of the campaign for the Belgian striker.

Lukaku
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KICK-OFF

Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

Off we go.

Everton v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

We're almost ready to go. 

Ronald Koeman looks confident. 

Eddie Howe looks pensive.

How are you feeling? 

Koeman
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Howe
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Everton v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Man Utd forward on Final Score

It's great to see new players coming into this Everton side, they're the future of the Premier League. Players like Tom Davies, Holgate and Lookman are a breath of fresh air.