Scotcha! West Brom’s Tartan Army net a hat-trick

By STEFAN ARNOTT

Last night three Scottish players scored for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, making it the first time since 2009 that has happened. Matt Phillips, James Morrison and Darren Fletcher all scored for the Baggies in the 4-0 win over Burnley.

 

Phillips and Morrison have now both scored in two successive games for their club.

 

This is only the second time that three Scottish players have scored in an English Premier League match.

 

Last time three Scottish players scored in a Premier League game was in 2009 when Manchester City drew 3-3 with Burnley. The Scottish scorers were all playing for Burnley that day. The scorers  that  day were Graham Alexander, Steven Fletcher and Kevin McDonald.

 

With three Scottish players scoring in the Premier League in one game it shows that there is Scottish talent in the English Premiership.

 

Despite plying their trade in the English Premier League, players such as Matt Phillips have been ignored by international manager Gordon Strachan.

 

Phillips has only been given four  international caps, the last of them coming in May in a friendly against Italy.

 

This again raises the question why the player has been continually left out of the international picture this season despite starting in 11 of his side’s games this season.

 

 

 

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