Former Manchester United man Memphis Depay scored a fantastic hat-trick on Sunday night as he continues to put his Premier League nightmare behind him.
The Dutch international, who has also recently had to reconcile with the fact that he won’t be at the World Cup next summer, was in sparkling form for his club Lyon as they put Troyes to the sword 5-0 in Ligue 1.
With Lyon already 1-0 up courtesy of former Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore, Memphis doubled his side’s advantage early into the second half with a well-taken finish after some good work from Tanguy Ndombele Alvaro to pick the pass out.
The former PSV forward scored his second just after the hour mark, delightfully curling home into the far corner and giving Troyes keeper Mamadou Samassa no chance.
However, Memphis saved the best, and certainly the cheekiest for last. With Lyon awarded a penalty and Troyes down to ten men, Depay completed his hat-trick with a brilliant panenka penalty to absolutely kill whatever was left of the tie.
There was even time for Lyon to net a fifth, as Mariano Diaz added insult to injury in stoppage time.
Memphis now has seven goals in 13 games in all competitons for Lyon this season, as he looks to rebuild his career in France after a disastrous 18 months at Old Trafford.
Memphis Depay, so often so infuriating, with a hat-trick today for Lyon, secured with a cheeky Panenka penalty. Lyon finding form
— Andy Scott (@andpscott) October 22, 2017