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Daka’s 4-goal haul leads Leicester to comeback win over Spartak Moscow

Zambia’s Patson Daka unstoppable in Moscow, Foxes come from 2-0 deficit to win 4-3 in Europa League

Can Erozden   | 20.10.2021
Daka’s 4-goal haul leads Leicester to comeback win over Spartak Moscow

ANKARA

Leicester City's Zambian forward Patson Daka on Wednesday scored four goals in a UEFA Europa League match against Spartak Moscow as the Foxes bagged a precious 4-3 win in Russia.

Spartak Moscow took a 2-0 lead in the game as Aleksandr Sobolev scored in the 11th minute and Jordan Larsson added another one in the minute 44.

But after Larsson's goal, Daka was unstoppable as he netted four goals for Leicester City in the 45th, 48th, 54th, and 79th minute at Otkritie Bank Arena.

Sobolev finished in the 86th minute but his double was not enough to save Spartak Moscow.

Leicester City secured a notable 4-3 victory to return home with three points.

"I don't know what happened after we scored our second. Maybe we were too confident and lost focus. We had a good first half but we didn't do much in the second," Larsson said after the loss.

Meanwhile, Spartak Moscow Manager Rui Vitoria praised Leicester City.

"Scoring two first-half goals was a very good indication of how our plan was unveiling against top opposition. But after that, Leicester just made the most of our mistakes. They are a quality side, so quick in attack and decision making," Vitoria said.

"I'm super satisfied with Patson Daka after his four goals," Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers said.

"He (Daka) never stopped smiling and working hard after joining Leicester. I'm so happy for him and his goals. He scored his first goal in the Premier League last Saturday, now four in Europe. Amazing," Rodgers added.

Daka, 23, became the first Zambian player to score a hat-trick in a major European competition.


He joined from Red Bull Salzburg in July.

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