Ferran Torres scored his first Manchester Metropolis hat-trick because the Premier League champions beat Newcastle United 4-3 to assert an English file twelfth consecutive away league win on Friday.
With Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis having already bagged the title and Newcastle secure, there was nothing driving on the fixture however it served up some wealthy leisure with Spaniard Torres particularly having fun with himself at St James’ Park.
“Unbelievable numbers and objectives in his first season within the Premier League,” Guardiola mentioned of the 21-year-old signed from Valencia for 20 million kilos ($28.20 million) final August.
“He’s so younger and scientific. He’s a man introduced as a winger however possibly we’ve got to suppose as a striker.”
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Twice Metropolis needed to come from a purpose down as they prolonged the hole on the high of the desk to 13 factors.
Guardiola rested first-choice goalkeeper Ederson and handed 35-year-old former England participant Scott Carson his first look for the membership.
Carson’s first motion was to select the ball out of the again of his web after Emil Krafth discovered area to go residence Jonjo Shelvey’s cross within the twenty fifth minute.
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Joao Cancelo’s deflected drive levelled it up within the thirty ninth minute and Torres put Metropolis forward with a perfectly improvised flick to direct Ilkay Guendogan’s cross into the online.
However Newcastle have been stage in first-half stoppage time when Joelinton thumped a penalty previous Carson after a fancy VAR choice. Joelinton was clearly taken down by Nathan Ake within the field however VAR was required to determine whether or not Allan Saint-Maximin had been offside within the build-up.
It was proving a busy evening for Carson and he confronted one other penalty simply previous the hour when Kyle Walker barged over Joe Willock within the space.
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Carson saved Willock’s effort however the Arsenal loanee turned within the rebound.
However Metropolis have been in no temper to supply any items and have been stage once more inside two minutes as Torres transformed a cross by Raheem Sterling on the stretch.
Two minutes later he accomplished his hat-trick when he confirmed nice stability to volley residence a rebound after Cancelo struck the woodwork with a fierce drive from outdoors the world.
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Torres now has 13 objectives in all competitions for Metropolis this season and whereas Carson’s contribution has been far much less, Guardiola was stuffed with reward for his stand-in keeper, too.
“We’re extremely glad for him. He is a vital participant for us. He’s an actual chief and as we speak was an distinctive day to let him play,” the Spaniard mentioned.