Ferran Torres eclipsed Lionel Messi’s record under Pep Guardiola after the first Manchester City hat-trick at the Newcastle United Clash

Manchester City’s first game as the new Premier League champions was a roller coaster as Pep Guardiola’s side managed to defeat Newcastle United in a seven-goal thriller. The new England champions emerged victorious at Tyneside with young Ferran Torres scoring his first hat-trick for the club and, in the process, overtaking Lionel Messi to record a unique feat under the Catalan manager. Manchester City Crown Premier League 2020-21 Champions, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and other City Players react to the league title win.

Ferran Torres recorded his first hat-trick in a Man City shirt on Friday as the England giants won the game against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United by an odd goal in seven. In doing so, the Spanish forward became the youngest player (21y 75d) to net a triple in a league game under Pep Guardiola, surpassing the record previously set by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (22y 200d) .

Ferran Torres beats Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scored the feat against Tenerife in 2010 when Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona beat him 5–0 in a La Liga encounter and 11 years ahead, Ferran Torres surpassed that record, scoring a sensational 24 minutes on either side. Made a hat-trick in the spell of. Half time.

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Newcastle United took the lead through Emile Craft, but were pegged by João Cancello’s equalizer and then City were held ahead by a sensational finish from Ferran Torres, who then scored twice in quick succession after goals from Joelinton and Joe Willock 2 lead to Magpies 2- night.

The Spain international has now scored 12 goals for City this season, five of which have come in his last five games. He also has two hat-tricks to his name, the campaign scoring a triple for Spain in a 6–0 Nations League win against Germany last November.

(The above story was first published on May 15, 2021 at 09:05 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latest.com).

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