Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 19 Jan: Alexander Sorloth (Trabzonspor)

The Crystal Palace loanee scored a hat-trick against Kasimpasa.

 
7:30am on Monday 20th January 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Alexander Sørloth
S (C), AM (R) - Trabzonspor - 24 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Jan 19, 2020
90Minutes played
3Goals
4Total shots
1Crosses
13Final third passes
5Touches in box
11Duels won
45Touches

Trabzonspor made it three consecutive wins in the Turkish Super Lig in emphatic fashion as they demolished Kasimpasa 6-0, with on-loan striker Alexander Sorloth scoring three of the goals with some impressive centre forward play.

His first goal was probably the best of his tally as he rose high at the back post to bullet a bouncing header into the bottom corner following a cracking cross from Joao Pereira.

The next two goals, which were the fourth and sixth of the match, were a lot easier chances as he tapped a couple of close range finishes home, but they both displayed a know-how to be in the right place at the right time as a centre forward.

His ability to hold up possession up top was key to the win, also, as he misplaced just four passes during the 90 minutes, while also winning 11/17 duels.

The three-goal tally took Sorloth to 15 goals for the season in the league so far, making him the current top scorer in the Turkish top flight.

24 yrs - S (C), AM (R) - Trabzonspor
84
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1601
Played matches
18
15
5
Shots P90
3.32
Shots On target P90
1.46
Successful passing %
72%
Final third passes P90
10.96

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