Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Mane hits record-breaking hat-trick

Published 16/05/2015

Sadio Mane scored three times in the space of just two minutes and 56 seconds against Aston Villa
Sadio Mane scored three times in the space of just two minutes and 56 seconds against Aston Villa

Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane scored the fastest-ever Premier League hat-trick against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Mane completed his hat-trick in two minutes and 56 seconds as the Saints made a sensational start against Tim Sherwood's side at St Mary's Stadium.

The Senegal international's quickfire three-goal haul bettered the league's previous best of four minutes and 33 seconds set by Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler against Arsenal in 1994.

Mane rode challenges from Ron Vlaar and Alan Hutton before bundling home the rebound after Villa goalkeeper Shay Given had saved his initial shot to give Southampton the lead after 12 minutes and 22 seconds.

Vlaar gifted Mane and Southampton a second on 13 minutes and 46 seconds as his poor back-pass sold Given short to allow Mane to bundle home from close range.

Mane then saved the best for last when he curled Shane Long's pass on the edge of the area past Given to seal his record-breaking hat-trick in fine style on 15 minutes and 18 seconds.

Long then scored twice to extend Southampton's lead to 5-0 before Christian Benteke headed home shortly before half-time to give the shell-shocked Villa fans at least some consolation.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph