Ayoze Perez has scored his first goals for Leicester City in their incredible 9-0 win against Southampton at the King Power Stadium this evening.
2 – Ayoze Pérez has become the first player to score a hat-trick in back-to-back Premier League appearances against a single opponent since Luis Suárez against Norwich City in September 2012. Thorn. pic.twitter.com/gH6UQmEhWb
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Ayoze had not scored a goal since his £30m move to the Foxes this summer. He had provided just 2 assists in his 10 appearances in all competitions.
However, the 26-year-old has done an encore after his last performance against the Saints. He scored a hat-trick at St James Park in April the last time he faced Southampton.
The goals this evening have helped to drop Southampton into the bottom three on goal difference, and lifts Newcastle out of the relegation zone.