England captain, Harry Kane, on Saturday bettered a record first set by legendary German striker, Gerd Mueller, when he hit a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 7-0 rout of Bochum at the Allianz Arena.
The win took champions Bayern back to the top of the Bundesliga.
Kane, who became the Bundesliga’s most expensive transfer ever when he joined the German champions this season for €100 million, fired in Bayern’s second just 13 minutes in, before scoring a penalty in the second half.
He added a third with two minutes remaining when he tapped in a low cross from Leroy Sane.
With six goals in five games, the England captain now has more goals in his first five league matches than any other player in Bayern’s history, beating the mark of Mueller (1965), Miroslav Klose (2007) and Mario Mandzukic (2012) who all scored five times in their first five games for the club.
“I’m happy to play my part and I hope there will be many more to come. So far so good,” Kane said after the game.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Matthijs de Ligt, Leroy Sane, and Mathys Tel also got on the scoresheet.
Bayern have now beaten Bochum 7-0 in three of their past five fixtures.
Bayern manager, Thomas Tuchel, praised his side’s “very deserved win” saying it was “a fantastic day at the office”.
Bayern, who conceded two goals late in Wednesday’s 4-3 home win over Manchester United in the Champions League, kept a clean sheet for just the second time this season from seven matches.
Bochum, on the other hand, remain winless.
Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund overcame dogged Wolfsburg at home, winning 1-0 thanks to a late goal from veteran forward, Marco Reus.
RB Leipzig continued their winning ways this season, a late Timo Werner goal giving them a 1-0 victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The win, Leipzig’s sixth from seven matches in all competitions, helped them climb back into the top four.
Union Berlin’s midweek exertions at Real Madrid, their debut Champions League fixture, took their toll as they went down 2-0 to Hoffenheim in the German capital.
Ten-man Augsburg picked up their first league victory the season, coming from behind to beat Mainz 2-1 at home.
In Saturday’s late game, Werder Bremen host winless Cologne.
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