Dusan Tadic joins select group of Premier League record-breakers

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Sadio Mane may have taken the majority of the plaudits, and the match ball, following his hat-trick in Southampton's 4-2 victory over Manchester City but it was his Saints teammate, Dusan Tadic, who joined a select group of the Premier League's elite.

The 27-year-old was in his element against the Blues, providing three assists as part of a performance that saw the Serbian earn a standing ovation from the Southampton supporters after he was substituted.


However, Tadic's hat-trick of assists was significant for another reason.


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The winger is no stranger to laying on a three goals in a single game - back in 2014, he recorded a hat-trick of assists in Southampton's 8-0 victory over Sunderland.

But, in securing a second hat-trick of three assists in one game, Tadic joined a select group of players.

In fact, Tadic is only the fourth player in Premier League history to record three assists in a single top-flight game on two separate occasions.

Aiming high

Speaking to the official Saints website, the Serbian duly acknowledged his feat, while remaining humble.

“It’s nice to be in the history of the biggest league in the world,” he said.

“I’m really happy and I will try to do even better in the future."

Signed from Dutch side Twente back in the summer of 2014 for a fee reported to be in the region of £10.9 million, Tadic has scored 14 goals in 74 appearances for Southampton to date.

A Serbia international with 35 caps and six goals to his name, the 27-year-old has bagged seven goals and 10 assists in the Premier League so far this term.

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