ROMELU LUKAKU reached 300 career goals with a double for Inter Milan on Sunday night.
And his strikes helped fire the San Siro giants above rivals AC Milan to the top of the Serie A table.
Romelu Lukaku scored his 299th and 300th career goals as Inter Milan beat LazioCredit: AP:Associated Press
Lukaku, 27, grabbed his first from the penalty spot with 22 minutes on the clock.
Lautaro Martinez was brought down by a sliding tackle and after a quick-feet run up, the Belgian striker sent Pepe Reina the wrong way.
He smashed his second on the stroke of half-time.
The ball ricocheted and fell kindly to the No9 who fired home with his right foot.
Originally the flag went up but replays showed the ball came off a Lazio defender and he was onside.
And that brought up his triple-hundred career goals.
Lukaku scored 42 for the Red Devils, 87 for Everton, 17 on loan at West Brom and 41 for Anderlecht – but zero in 15 for Chelsea.
Romelu Lukaku career stats
West Brom (2012-13)
Manchester United (2017-19)
Inter Milan (2019 – present)
Belgium (2010 – present)
The remaining goals are on the international stage, netting 57 in his 89 Belgium caps.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s deflected free-kick bounced off Gonzalo Escalante and wrong-footed Samir Handanovic to pull one back for Lazio on the hour mark.
But three minutes later, Inter restored their two-goal advantage when Lukaku turned on the afterburners to race clear and set up Martinez to tap in.
The 3-1 win took Antonio Conte’s side on to 50 points from their 22 league games, one point clear of AC who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Spezia.
He stuck his penalty away, sending Pepe Reina the wrong wayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Belgian striker smashed home his second which was given after a VAR checkCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Lukaku started out with Anderlecht before moving to England – although he didn’t score for ChelseaCredit: PA:Press Association