Southampton forward Sadio Mane has broken the record for the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history in the game against relegation threatened Aston Villa at St Mary’s in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.
The Senegalese international took two minutes and 56 seconds to complete his treble and therefore breaking the previous record set over two decades ago by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler against Arsenal which was four minutes and 23 seconds
The first of the afternoon arrived after just 12 minutes when he shrugged off a challenge from Villa defender Alan Hutton to slide the ball into an empty net, then barely a minute later he grabbed his second in what was almost identical to his first.
After Shane Long was denied by Shay Given, Mane raced on to the lose ball and converted from close range to give the Saints a two-goal cushion.
His third was the best of the lot as he guided the ball past Given from just inside the area following a counter attack from the home side as Mane etched his place into the history books.
Take a look at his record breaking hat-trick below: