Charlton fans on Twitter were loving summer signing Lyle Taylor after he netted a hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Mansfield Town in the FA Cup first round replay on Tuesday evening.
Taylor opened the scoring after just 11 minutes as he raced across his man at the front post to get on the end of Nicky Ajose’s low cross. For the rest of the first half though Mansfield, who are currently fifth in League Two, put the Addicks under pressure and missed two gilt-edged chances as well as having a goal ruled out for offside.
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However, in the second half Charlton came back to life and Taylor, who joined on a free transfer in the summer, doubled their lead with a low finish from another Ajose pull-back.
With just under 10 minutes to go, Mark Marshall tapped in a third for the home side at The Valley, before Taylor completed his hat-trick with a glorious chip from the edge of the box. Ajose finally got in on the act himself in added time to make the score 5-0, but it was fellow striker who deservedly took the plaudits.
Check out some of the best reaction to the 28-year-old striker’s performance below, as he took his tally for the season to 12 goals in just 18 games.
LYLE TAYLOR CHARLTON’S NUMBER 9 #cafc
— Millie Edmundson (@MillieRExo) 21 November 2018
Lyle Taylor is the first #cafc striker I’ve loved since Darren Bent
— GGS (@saunderspiece) November 21, 2018
Good score line that. Nice to see some ruthless goal scoring from Lyle Taylor #CAFC
— Addictedtocafc (@freeCAFC) November 21, 2018
Oh Lyle Taylor you are the love of my life #cafc
— ⓓⓐⓝ (@_DanSheed) November 20, 2018
Is there a more beautiful man than Lyle Taylor? #cafc
— Toggers (@Togwell18) November 20, 2018
Lyle taylor baby!!! Get in hat trick! #cafc
— Liam (@IrishShep82) November 20, 2018
Lyle Taylor is not human. #cafc
— Tom Waters (@TomWaters) November 20, 2018