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Clint Dempsey Makes History in England

On Saturday, Clint Dempsey became the first American to score a hat-trick in the English Premier League. During his team’s 5-1 victory over Newcastle United, the Texan scored his second professional hat-trick in as many weeks, scoring his first in Fulham’s FA Cup win over Charlton Athletic. His goal count in the current campaign has now risen to nine, and considering that he scored a total of 12 goals in the 2010-2011 EPL season, it should come as no surprise if he surpasses last season’s tally come May when the current one finishes. They love him in London – note the Texas flag behind his boot.


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