Modified 01 Jun 2020, 00:06 IST
Jadon Sancho broke an English and a Bundesliga record on Sunday, as the Borussia Dortmund winger scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of Paderborn.
Sancho, who revealed a “justice for George Floyd” t-shirt after scoring his first goal in the 57th minute, put Dortmund 2-0 up following Thorgan Hazard’s opener.
It took the youngster onto 15 goals for the season, making him the first English player to register at least 15 goals and assists in a single season in one of Europe’s top five leagues since the 1994-95 Premier League campaign, when Matt Le Tissier did so for Southampton.
The winger also became the first player to achieve the feat in a Bundesliga campaign, since the start of detailed data collecting in 2004-05.
15 – Jadon Sancho (16 goals, 16 assists) is the first English player to register both 15 goals and assists in a single season in the top five European leagues since @mattletiss7 in the 1994-95 Premier League. Talent. #SCPBVB pic.twitter.com/35a75mhies
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 31, 2020
Sancho was not done there, however, and drilled in a second in the 74th minute before rounding off the win – and his hat-trick – in stoppage time.
Dortmund’s victory moves them onto 60 points, four clear of Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen, though seven adrift of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.