The magnificent Patson Daka scored four coolly-taken goals as Leicester boosted their Europa League qualification hopes by brilliantly coming back from two goals down to beat Spartak Moscow. It is the quickest treble in Europa League history – and he added a fourth.
Summer signing Patson Daka struck a sensational nine-minute hat-trick either side of half-time to wipe out Spartak’s two-goal lead – then set the seal on a fantastic individual display with a late fourth to make this a night the Zambian will never forget.
Leicester did their best to undo all their good work when they conceded a late goal to Aleksandr Sobolev, who scored his second of the night to set up a nervy finale.
Normally that would have made the Russian a match-winning hero – but he could only manage 50 per cent of Daka’s amazing tally!
Suddenly Leicester are back in business in Group C as their £23million summer signing from RB Salzburg paid back a hefty chunk of that investment.
Instead of ending the night rock bottom of their group, the Foxes surged into second place ahead of the clash between group rivals Napoli and surprise leaders Legia Warsaw.
And Rodgers will be confident his battlers can seize control of the group with back-to-back wins against Spartak and Legia before their final group game in Naples.