Last Updated: 14/11/17 11:02pm
Romelu Lukaku broke the all-time Belgium goalscoring record on Tuesday
Romelu Lukaku became Belgium’s all-time record goalscorer by netting the winner in a 1-0 victory over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan in Bruges.
The Manchester United striker headed in his 31st international goal from barely a yard out after some good play from Nacer Chadli, to take him clear of Paul Van Himst and Bernard Voorhoof.
Belgium extended their unbeaten run to 15 games, their last defeat having come against Spain in a friendly in September last year.
Lukaku, who also scored twice in the 3-3 draw with Mexico last week, scored 11 goals in qualifying for Belgium.
Lukaku scored the only goal of the game a Belgium beat Japan in a friendly
Belgium will be in pot 1 for the World Cup draw in Moscow on December 1, and could come up against England, who are in pot 2.
Lukaku, 24, is without a goal for Manchester United since late September, seven games ago, but will attempt to end his club drought against Newcastle on Saturday.