Everton´s unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued as they moved up to fourth with a 3-2 victory over Newcastle.
Everton stormed into a 3-0 lead by half time, courtesy of Lukaku´s double and a strike from Barkley before Newcastle hit back through Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy to ensure a nervy finish for Everton.
Lukaku, who Martinez said “looked at home” in his first league start for the club since arriving on loan from Chelsea on transfer deadline day, had the ball in the net within the first half, only to see it ruled out for offside.
Just four minutes later though, the Belgian registered his first Goodison Park goal before he supplied the pass for Barkley to fire home Everton´s second.
Lukaku then took advantage of two errors in the Newcastle defence to prod in a third. The Magpies improved after the break and reduced the deficit, first through a stunning strike from Cabaye before Remy added another with a minute of normal time remaining.