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Summary

  1. Lukaku scores two close-range headers
  2. Completes hat-trick with low strike
  3. First goal ends run of 1,139 mins without competitive goal
  4. First hat-trick of Premier League season
  5. Result moves Everton third in table

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    That's a wrap from us then.

    There is live football every single night this week though. The best seven days since Craig David went for a drink.

    See you tomorrow. 

  2. 'Too easy for Everton'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Sunderland boss David Moyes, speaking to BBC Sport: "We played quite well at times in the first half, but we didn't defend crosses well all night. I thought it was too easy [for Everton], we made it really easy. For us not to be in and around defending those areas [for the goals] I find hard to believe. 

    "Jordan Pickford played well but we needed him to play well. It's tough putting together a relatively new team. But we never really got a full grip on the game as I would have liked."

  3. 'Cheap goals'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    David Moyes

    Sunderland boss David Moyes, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a really poor second half. The two crosses that led to goals, I can't believe they were not defended. We are putting together a new team and it's going to take time. I was really disappointed with the last 30 minutes.

    "We gave up the goals really cheaply and didn't do the basics right. We got punished. I can't wait to get to them and ask 'why weren't you doing your jobs?'

    "We have got some young players and had a young side out. But that's no excuse when you are in the big league."

  4. Text us

    on 81111

    SMS Message: Not wishing to put a dampener on things but we still have a long season in front of us. We had this when Martinez first came along. Let's support the boys to the last but let's not carried away. It's great to have a tactically aware manager in Koeman . Great start let's keep going. from Everton fan
    Everton fan
  5. Post update

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    European football for Everton? How high can they go?

  6. 'I know the quality of the players'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Ronald Koeman

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman on BBC: "In the second half we kept the ball much better and created goals and still we had more opportunities to score.

    "The hat-trick was important for the boy himself – the press is talking about the long time since he scored for Everton and I said to him it is always best to answer on the pitch

    "He is a great player, a target player and you need goals to win games and he impressed.

    "I know the quality of players, we are very strong and had some good signings, I think Europe is a realistic target. The start is very good but it is only after four matches."

  7. Text us

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    SMS Message: As a passionate Sunderland supporter I never want to hear this, but I feel this year is the year we succumb to the dreaded drop. Unless Moyes turns it around sharpish then it's the Championship for us next season. from Lily
    Lily
    SMS Message: The way the Premier League is going this season, Sunderland will turn Spurs over! from James, Bristol.
    James, Bristol.
  8. Wake me up

    When September ends

  9. 'Europe the target'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    More from Everton boss Ronald Koeman, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think we will be one of the teams that will fight for European fotoball. That is a realistic target. If we play like we did in first half we will be 13th or 14th. The players are not stupid - they know what they can do."

  10. 'I never doubted Lukaku'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to Sky Sports: "I was really disappointed with our first 45 minutes. It wasn't the Everton I like to see. We lost a lot of easy balls. We had difficulties but the second half is what I like to see. We got a reaction in the second half. That was the level in the second half.

    "I did not have doubts about him [Lukaku]. The two goals Romelu scored with Belgium gave him a boost. It's unbelievable how good he is. I told him the best answer was on the pitch.

    "Maybe he [Idrissa Gueye] was the key. He is a player with a lot of energy. He takes good positions and he is that key player in midfield."

  11. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Johnny Magrinho: Swansea & Sunderland are definitely relegated. Then take your pick from any of the new boys, Southampton, Bournemouth & WBA.

    Craig Smith: You can't even say #Lukaku was unplayable. We gave him two free headers and a poor defensive line for the third

  12. Post update

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Ronald Koeman says he was "really angry" with his team at half-time.

    It certainly worked. 

  13. 'Not good enough'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Duncan Watmore

    Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore, speaking to Sky Sports: "It wasn't good enough from us. We need to do better for the fans. We felt we were controlling the game quite well but the goals are frustrating and the manager is annoyed. We have to be positive. We need to get the fans behind us because that wasn't good enough."

  14. Post update

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    That's a great attitude from Romelu Lukaku isn't it? He was unhappy that he didn't score five. 

  15. 'We could have done better'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku

    Everton hat-trick hero Romelu Lukaku, speaking to Sky Sports: "We could have done better in the first half. Up front we didn't keep the ball and we didn't create enough chances. It wasn't not good enough."

    On his goal drought: "I think it was all about fitness levels. I'm happy for the team. I think I could have had five in the end. I have to be more of a serial killer for the team to achieve their objective."

  16. We really like Mondays

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Goals

    Everton have lost just one of their last 18 Premier League matches played on a Monday (W8 D9 L1)

  17. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Craig Smith: May as well stop watching #Sunderland in the first half of the season. We only seem to show up for last 10 games of the season

  18. Have your say

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    The 5 live chat has already turned to Sunderland's chances of survival. Are there three teams worse than the Black Cats?

    Have your say. Text us on 81111, or tweet us at #bbcfootball. 

  19. Post update

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Spurs away next? It doesn't get any easier does it.

  20. 'Lukaku was almost unplayable'

    Sunderland 0-3 Everton

    Ally McCoist

    Former Sunderland striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    There was only one team in it in the second half. When Romelu Lukaku is playing like that... if he's not unplayable then is very close. I was very impressed with Yannick Bolasie. If it wasn't for Lukaku's hat-trick then Bolasie would be man-of-the-match. It's a big, big ask for Sunderland to go to Tottenham now next Sunday.

    Lukaku and Bolasie celebrate Everton's win