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Evan Ferguson nets hat-trick as Brighton wonderkid joins Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler in Premier League record books


Brighton have the Premier League’s next goalscoring sensation on their hands after Evan Ferguson scored a hat-trick against Newcastle.

The Republic Of Ireland striker put the Seagulls 3-0 up against Newcastle in a performance that showed exactly why he’s being hailed as the real deal.

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Ferguson scored a stunning hat-trick for Brighton against NewcastleCredit: Getty
He becomes only the 4th 18-year-old to score a hat-trick in the Premier League era

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He becomes only the 4th 18-year-old to score a hat-trick in the Premier League eraCredit: Getty

His first goal showed an incredible poacher’s instinct as he pounced on an error from Nick Pope to slot home from close range.

His second came via a wonderful curling effort from outside the penalty area, while the hat-trick was wrapped up with a left-footed effort that took and deflection and wrong-footed Pope to end up in the back of the net.

It is Ferguson’s first-ever Premier League hat-trick – a staggering feat for a player his age.

At 18 years and 318 days, Ferguson is only the fourth player to score three in a top flight fixture since 1992, following in the footsteps of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Chris Bart-Williams.

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On a day in which Erling Haaland and Son Heung-min also scored hat-tricks for Manchester City and Tottenham, it is only the second time that three different players have scored a Premier League hat-trick on the same day – following Fowler, Alan Shearer and Tony Yeboah on September 23, 1995.

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