Tammy Abraham was involved for the most parts of his side’s clash with Wolves, netting a stunning hattrick and even recording an own goal.
A new goalscoring hero has come to England’s top-flight in Tammy Abraham. Little wonder why Frank Lampard gave him the nod over Olivier Giroud for the No.9 position.
Heading into the game, the former Aston Villa striker was spectacular enough, recording four goals in only two games. He has now added to his tally, taking atop this season’s Premier League goalscoring chart.
His onslaught started in the 34th minute after Fikayo Tomori had fired a spectacular long-range shot – that kept fans gawking – just within 31 minutes of the encounter.
The poacher tucked in a loose ball from Conor Coady who pulled Mason Mount in the box.
The 21-year-old then scored once more some four minutes from the interval after receiving a cross from Marco’s Alonso, matching Sergio Aguero’s goals tally for the campaign.
However, Tammy Abraham wasn’t done yet. He held off Conor Coady to powerfully send the ball beyond the reach of Rui Patricio for an impeccable hattrick.
That goal sent him far atop Aguero and Sterling who both have five goals. However, the Manchester City duo would be afforded a chance to tie this tally when they take on Norwich City.
The Nigerian has already proven his critics wrong putting up back to back exceptional performances.
His eventful afternoon continued as he found himself on the flip side, scoring an own goal before being taken off for Michy Batshuayi.
As he left the pitch, fans of Wolverhampton Wanderers sought to make a mockery of his spell at their Midlands rival, Aston Villa but he responded with a bang! He reminded them of his hattrick by signalling three fingers.
Lampard on the striker to Sky Sports said:
“The great thing about Tammy is while he’s respectful of that [the names that have gone before him] he’s determined also and wants to be out there with those names.
“Obviously they’re big names that he’s following but what I do see with him is a work ethic and enthusiasm to be as good as he can be.”