Super Eagles-eligible Elijah Adebayo makes history with Premier League hat-trick as Luton thrash Brighton

Elijah Adebayor scored a hat-trick for Luton against Brighton | Imago

Super Eagles-eligible Elijah Adebayo makes history with Premier League hat-trick as Luton thrash Brighton

Ayoola Kelechi 23:31 - 30.01.2024

The Luton Town forward hit three goals as Brighton were put to the sword by a majestic performance

In a historic performance, Nigeria-eligible striker Elijah Adebayo etched his name into Luton Town's record books by becoming the first player in over three decades to score a top-flight hat-trick for the club. 

Adebayo's remarkable feat occurred as Luton Town secured a resounding 4-0 victory against Brighton in the Premier League.

Hat-trick hero Adebayo's record-setting achievement

Elijah Adebayo's outstanding hat-trick against Brighton not only propelled Luton Town to a convincing win but also marked a significant milestone for the young striker.

He became the first Luton Town player to score a top-flight hat-trick since Lars Elstrup achieved the feat against Norwich City in September 1990. Additionally, Adebayo's exceptional performance marked the first top-flight hat-trick at Kenilworth Road for Luton since Mark Stein's memorable achievement against Oxford United in February 1988.

Adebayo's prowess on display

The 4-0 triumph over Brighton showcased Adebayo's clinical finishing and goal-scoring prowess, leaving an indelible mark on the club's history.

His contribution to Luton's emphatic victory exemplified the kind of impact he can have on the pitch, attracting attention not just for his record-breaking performance but also for his potential role in international football.

Nigerian eligibility and international prospects

Born in England, Elijah Adebayo remains eligible to represent Nigeria in international football through his Nigerian heritage. The striker's impressive form in the Premier League raises the prospect of his inclusion in discussions about potential future contributions to the Nigerian national team.

As a promising talent with dual eligibility, Adebayo's journey in professional football continues to capture the interest of both club and international football enthusiasts.