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Lukaku's hat-trick gives Everton decisive win over Sunderland

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his third goal during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sunderland were at home to Everton tonight (September 12) and a hat-trick of goals from striker Romelu Lukaku meant a decisive win for the visitors.

He scored three goals in eleven minutes in the second half, meaning Everton continued their unbeaten run this season.

Bad news for Sunderland manager David Moyes who watched his old club beat his new club. He was in charge at Goodison Park for more than a decade.

The final score: Sunderland 0 Everton 3.


'Bionic woman' describes tough Great North Run

Claire Lomas reaches the finishing line of the Great North Run. Credit: ITV News

A woman who completed the Great North Run using a revolutionary bionic suit has been describing her 'huge relief' at reaching the finishing line.

Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, completed the course over five days.

At the end, Claire revealed she is expecting her second child.

Today she told ITV Tyne Tees news how the support of onlookers was vital in the final stages of her walk.

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Moyes: Clubs should be more patient with managers

Moyes has a new start at Sunderland. Credit: PA

David Moyes has called for managers to be given time to implement their plans as he plots the way forward at Sunderland.

Moyes welcomes former club Everton to the Stadium of Light in Monday night's Premier League fixture and the 53-year-old Scot spent 11 years at Goodison Park, where he established the Toffees in the top half of the table and took them into Europe despite working to relatively modest budgets.

Since leaving Everton, Moyes lasted less than a year as Manchester United manager before a 364-day spell in Spain as Real Sociedad boss.

And as he embarks upon his latest mission on Wearside, he insists it is no coincidence that managers who get the time to bring their plans to fruition enjoy the most success.

Moyes said: "You know, if you look at the clubs which really had good success, Brian Clough was at Nottingham Forest, I think, for 18 years; Sir Bobby Robson was at Ipswich Town for, I think, 13 years; Sir Alex Ferguson, you look at Arsene Wenger and then myself.

"If you look at the length of period that managers were there, you would say the clubs which have kept their manager for a long period have tended to get a level of success.

"They could be different eras, but because of media, because of a different type of pressure which comes under the owners or different owners I could say as well, it's not been quite so good.

"I was really fortune that I worked under two great people in Sir Philip Carter and Bill Kenwright (at Everton). There were mistakes along the way, of course there were, and there were disappointments along the way, but they always saw the bigger picture and always had an idea where we were going."

Shearer statue to be unveiled in Newcastle

The Alan Shearer statue waiting to be unveiled Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 16 foot high brass statue of Alan Shearer will be unveiled at Newcastle United's ground today.

The former Newcastle and England star will perform the ceremony himself outside St. James' Park.

The cost of creating the statue has been met by former owner Freddy Shepherd, and his family.

Scores of Newcastle footballing legends are expected to attend the unveiling at noon along with Alan Shearer and his family as well as celebrities and fans.

Following his then-world record transfer - with Newcastle paying Blackburn Rovers £15 million for the England striker - Shearer went on to score 206 goals for Newcastle. Today he remains unchallenged as the Premier League's all-time record goal scorer with 260 goals. He also scored 30 times in a 63-match England career.

Freddy Shepherd said: "Alan was one of the greatest players ever to wear the Newcastle shirt. It is now 10 years since he retired and our family decided that fans shouldn't have to wait any longer for his unique career to be properly recognised."

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