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Sancho breaks English and Bundesliga records with Borussia Dortmund hat-trick


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Modified 01 Jun 2020, 00:06 IST

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Jadon Sancho celebrates against Paderborn

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.

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.





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