This season, it is becoming a norm to see players turning up and scoring 4 goals in a single match. This week itself, we have seen two such instances with Newcastle United’s Georginio Wijnaldum scoring four goals against Norwich, other being Barcelona’s Neymar.
Earlier in the season, Premier League saw Sergio Aguero score 5 goals against Newcastle while Roberto Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score 5 in a single game as well. Such goal-feast is indeed making this season a memorable one for all the football fans around the world.
Coming back to Wijnaldum’s efforts tonight, it came out of nowhere since we have seen how Newcastle have struggled throughout this campaign so far. The magpies were rock bottom before their game against Norwich and initial few minutes looked as if they were about to gie away this game as well. During a 20 minute spell, Newcastle scored and gave away two goals to end the first half with a nervy 3-2 lead.
However, second half was all about Wijnaldum and his brilliant goals. The Dutch scored four for Newcastle and sealed an emphatic 6-2 win over Norwich. By doing so, he became the first Dutch player since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to have scored 4 goals in a match. There were a number of feats achieved by Wijnaldum tonight and we bring those in our twitter reaction feature where fans and experts pay tribute to a truly individual display by the Newcastle star, take a look:
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