Congratulations to Yaya Sanogo whose hat-trick against Reading was Charlton’s fist hat-trick in 21 months. These three goals put Sanogo joint 4th in Charlton’s top scorers list for the season.
It is actually Charlton’s third hat-trick under the Duchâtelet regime. All three have been with José Riga in charge of the team struggling at the bottom of the table:
- 21st April 2014 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton 3 Marvin Sordell 10, 43, 63
- 3rd May 2014 Blackpool 0 Charlton 3 Callum Harriott 61, 82, 90
- 27th February 2016 Charlton 3 Reading 4 Yaya Sanogo 7, 49, 84
Despite Charlton’s poor scoring record since Duchâtelet took over, it is perhaps surprising that the club is joint top in terms of hat-tricks per club in the Championship within that timescale. Here is the list:
Former Reading player Adam le Fondre is the only player to have scored two Championship hat-tricks in that time. Current Reading Striker Yann Kermorgant is the only former Charlton Player to have scored a Championship hat-trick in that timescale; and he very nearly added a second one against Charlton on Saturday.