Bukayo Saka scored his first international career hattrick as England thrashed North Macedonia 7-0 at Old Trafford.
Arsenal’s Saka struck a superb hattrick before exiting the game to a standing ovation after the game have been won.
Harry Kane scored his 57th international goal – turning in Luke Shaw’s cross at the far post after 29 minutes – the floodgates opened.
Bukayo Saka scored the second for England from Walker’s cross before Marcus Rashford scored a third on the stroke of half-time.
Just two minutes after halftime, Saka controlled a perfect long pass by Trent Alexander-Arnold before scoring a thunderous left-foot finish.
Bukayo Saka, 21, becomes the youngest player to score a hat-trick for England since Theo Walcott, 19, became the country’s youngest-ever hat-trick hero against Croatia in 2008.
Kane scored his second from penalty spot with 17 minutes left after John Stones was fouled as England went on a goal rampage to record their biggest win since the 10-0 victory over San Marino in November 2021.
And the win was North Macedonia’s heaviest defeat in the history of their national football team.
Saka grows into a more better English star with every game and it is clear just how popular the Arsenal’s winger is to his teammate.
His teammates did not hide their sheer joy and excitement when he completed his hat-trick against North Macedonia on Monday, 19th June, 2023.
Bukayo Saka’s teammates gave him the match ball after the final whistle and the winger will be hoping to achieve more with the team.
Bukayo Ayoyinka Saka T. M. (born 5 September 2001) is a professional football player for Premier League club Arsenal as well as the England national team.
The Arsenal player can play as a winger, left-back, or midfielder.
Saka has played for Arsenal for his entire first-team club career, and so far, he has helped the team win the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield while also developing into one of its most productive and important players.
He was selected the player of the season for Arsenal in 2020–21 and 2021–22.
Bukayo Saka played for England at different levels of youth football before making his senior squad debut in October 2020.
He competed for England in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and was a member of the team at the UEFA Euro 2020.