Video: Romelu Lukaku produced miss of the season contender on Belgium duty

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Romelu Lukaku has bounced back from a slow start to the Premier League season in recent weeks to score four goals in his last four outings for Everton.

And the former Chelsea striker continued that fine form whilst on international duty on Friday evening as he capped an impressive Belgium win with a stunning long-range strike to complete a 4-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

However, whilst his goal deserves special praise (and can be seen below), it is impossible to ignore a spurned chance not long before that surely has to go down as one of the misses of the season so far.

With Belgium already leading 3-0 thanks to an own goal and finishes from Eden Hazard, Toby Alderweireld, Lukaku was primed to make it 4-0 when Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco was played through on goal with not an opponent near by.

Indeed, with the Everton striker the only man within miles of Carrasco, the Atletico Madrid star did the unselfish thing and opted to lay a goal on a plate for his teammate.

Unfortunately, as you can see below, Lukaku somehow managed to fluff his lines with the goal at his mercy from just six yards out.

The embarrassing miss is undoubtedly one of the worst we've seen all season. In fact, you might have to go back a few campaigns to find a more clear-cut opportunity being missed by such a high-profile player.

Bouncing back

To Lukaku's credit, he clearly didn't let the gaff put him off his game as, just a few minutes later, he produced a truly spectacular finish to silence those who may still have been sniggering in the stands.

The two incidents pretty much sum up where Lukaku's career is at this stage. The 23-year-old is capable of taking over a game with his physicality, pace and power. However, he has also been prone to losing concentration and letting games pass him by.

Nevertheless, whilst he may have to take a few jokes from Everton teammates when he gets back from international duty, Lukaku does have a pretty phenomenal scoring record to fall back on during tough times.

Only Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Raul and Ronaldo had scored more club goals by the age of 23.

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