Yorke Scores Hat Trick

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1999-01-18
Source: 
TTFOL

Dwight Yorke scored his first hat-trick of the season and his first for Manchester United. Yorke's triple score was part of a 6-2 drubbing by ManU over Leicester City. Yorke scored in the 10th, 63rd and 84th minute.

Yorke's first goal came after a dummy in the area by strike partner Andy Cole found him unmarked which he promptly banged home his 14th of the season. Goal number two came when Leicester City keeper American Kasey Keller, tried to shepherd a ball past the goal line. However, Yorke pounced on the ball and fired home in a shot from an acute angle. His hat-trick came when a shot from Andy Cole hit the upright and rebounded to Yorke.

The three goals moves Yorke up in scoring race to third. He has sixteen goals this season, eleven of which came from league play and five from European competition.

In other English Premiership action, Shaka Hislop and West Ham found themselves on the end of another drubbing. Last week it was a 4-2 lost to Manchester United, this week is was a 4-0 lost Sheffield Wednesday.

Latapy and Hibs keep moving on.

There is no certainly in life. However, Russell Latapy and Hibernian are aiming to prove otherwise. Hibernian completed there 10th win in a row over lowly Hamiliton by a 4-0 score. Latapy again was a main threat for the Hamilton defense. At the restart his pace and dribbling skill left most of the Hamilton players and some of his teammates in total confusion. That effort was wasted by the two Hibernian strikers. Latapy's long range effort minutes later hit the crossbar.

The win keeps Hibernian in first place with 56 points, fourteen points ahead of second placed Falkirk.

In other action, Marvin Andrews and Raith Rovers lost to Stranraer 2-0.

In the shooting range...

In English first division action, Tony Rougier and Port Vale lost to Swindon 1-0. In Portugal Leonson Lewis and Amadora lost to Benfica 1-0.