Sadio Mane Scored His Hat-Trick Against Aston Villa in 2 mins 56 seconds
Sadio Mane says scoring the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history is the highlight of his career.
Sadio Mane scored his hat-trick against Aston Villa in 2 mins 56 seconds
Mane beat Robbie Fowler’s record of 4 mins 33 seconds set in 1994
Sadio Mane emerged last out of the Southampton dressing room, clutching his match ball and wearing a grin that told of his record-breaking exploits.
Having scored the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history, he could be forgiven for taking his time in the aftermath.
That memento held under his arm, won during two minutes and 56 seconds of remarkable football, will not go into a glass case or be gifted to a museum, however. It belongs on grass.
In less time than it takes to boil an egg or run a mile, Mane took a machete to Villa’s defence, slicing it wide open three times to break a record that stood for 21 years and never looked like being bettered.