Everton beats West Ham 3-2 to stay undefeated
LONDON (AP) - Romelu Lukaku scored the winning goal on his debut for Everton as the Toffees twice came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Belgium striker headed in a cross from Kevin Mirallas at Upton Park in the 85th minute but needed treatment after clashing heads with Joey O'Brien in the act of scoring. Lukaku was able to continue as the dominant figure on the pitch and strengthen the suspicion that Chelsea was unwise to send him to Goodison on a season-long loan.
Leighton Baines scored Everton's other goals with two brilliant free kicks.
West Ham went ahead in the 31st through Ravel Morrison before Baines equalized in the 62nd with an unstoppable 20-yard free kick beyond Jussi Jaaskelainen into the top left corner.
Mark Noble converted a penalty in the 76th to put the hosts in the lead again after Kevin Nolan was fouled by James McCarthy.
Nolan was dismissed in the 81st for a second yellow card after hacking down Ross Barkley from behind and Baines made it 2-2 with a second impressive dead ball strike in the 83rd.
Everton provisionally moved up five places to fourth - with nine points from five games - and is the only undefeated team in the league.
West Ham has five points from five matches.
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