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Lukaku on target for Belgium

16 August 2012

New striker in form on night of internationals

ROMELU Lukaku gave Albion fans a taste of what they can expect from him after scoring Belgium’s third goal in their 4-2 friendly win over Holland in Brussels last night.

The on-loan striker came on in the 63rd minute and, with the scores level at 2-2, netted 14 minutes later to give the hosts the lead.

Many of Lukaku’s new club team-mates were also involved in international action in the final friendlies before next month’s opening World Cup qualifiers.

James Morrison came off in the 27th minute of Scotland’s 3-1 win over Australia at Easter Road and was replaced by Shaun Maloney.

Chris Brunt played in his second game in five days following his return to action from a calf injury.

The Baggies skipper started Northern Ireland’s 3-3 draw with Finland in Belfast and got 45 minutes under his belt before coming off at half-time.

Albion team-mate Gareth McAuley played the full 90 minutes at Windsor Park.

Shane Long was an unused substitute in the Republic of Ireland’s goalless draw in Serbia.

While Boaz Myhill played the full game for Wales as they lost 2-0 to Bosnia-Herzegovina in Llanelli.

Jonas Olsson got 90 minutes under his belt in Sweden’s 3-0 defeat by 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil.

Zoltan Gera played no part in Hungary’s 1-1 draw with Israel in Budapest on his return to the international fold following long-term injury.

But Gabriel Tamas played the second half of Romania’s 4-3 defeat by Slovenia in Ljubljana.

In Under-21s action on Tuesday night Scott Allan played the first half of Scotland’s 1-0 defeat by Belgium in Dunfermline.

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