Jota’s Hat-Trick Seals Victory For Wolves Against Leicester City In 4-3 Thriller
Jota completed his hat-trick in style after scoring the winner for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Leicester City.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder opened the scoring at Molineux Stadium, with Ryan Bennett doubling Wolves lead in the first half.
In the second half, Claude Puel rallied his men back into the match. Demarai Gray pulled one back for the Foxes and Conor Coady's own goal left the score 2-2.
Jota would once again score to hand his side a 3-2 advantage, but Wes
Morgan would fire back for the former Premier League champions.
However, Jota would complete his hat-trick and allow Wolves to walk
away with all three points.
GOAL Wolves 4-3 Leicester (90+3 mins)- Premier League (@premierleague) 19 January 2019
WOW! Raul Jimenez breaks free in space down the right, gets his head up and slots in Diogo Jota to seal his hat-trick!#WOLLEI
Diogo Jota, take a bow :raised_hands:- BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) 19 January 2019
The 22-year-old scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a thrilling game :wolf: pic.twitter.com/DZBY7oMYes
Diogo Jota's game by numbers vs. Leicester:- Squawka Football (@Squawka) 19 January 2019
17 passes completed
4 shots on target
3 aerial duels won
1 tackle won
1 chance created
1 take-on completed
The match winner. pic.twitter.com/Gpm4qRx71P
Only two Portuguese players have scored hat-tricks in the Premier League:- Squawka Football (@Squawka) 19 January 2019
:flag_pt: Cristiano Ronaldo
:flag_pt: Diogo Jota
Not bad company for Jota. pic.twitter.com/8ZhZGBA2HV
That man Neves oh my days perfect pass wide to Jimenez, low ball across goal where DIOGO JOTA sidefoots home everyone's gone absolutely bonkers Nuno's down the touchline press box on its knees fans going mad bedlam at Molineux INCREDIBLE- Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) 19 January 2019
:wolf: Wolves manager Nuno is sent off as they beat Leicester 4-3 despite Coady's Own Goal!- Sky Bet Help (@SkyBetHelp) 19 January 2019
:exclamation: As managers don't count for booking points, there was 60 in total.
️:soccer: In the event of an Own Goal, the following goal is the next Goalscorer.
:question: This puts Jota as 4th Goalscorer. pic.twitter.com/7aRFXagYAL
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