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Clint Dempsey records hat trick for Fulham against Charlton in FA Cup

American midfielder Clint Dempsey continued his sensational English season on Saturday, recording a hat trick in Fulham’s 4-0 victory over third-tier Charlton in an English FA Cup third-round match in London.

Dempsey scored from close range in the eighth and 61st minutes before converting a penalty kick in the 81st to record his first three-goal performance since transferring to the Premier League side from MLS’s New England Revolution five years ago. He also increased his season goal-scoring total in all competitions since August to 12.

Meantime, U.S. World Cup teammate Landon Donovan assisted on Johnny Heitinga’s early header in Everton’s 2-0 FA Cup win over fifth-tier Tamworth.

For a list of American hat tricks in Europe.....

1990: Earnie Stewart for Willem II (Netherlands) vs. Sparta.

1991: Earnie Stewart for Willem II (Netherlands) vs. Den Haag.

1992: Eric Wynalda for Saarbrucken (Germany) in a cup match vs. Kickers Emden.

1992: Mike Masters for Colchester (England) vs. Barrow.

1994: John Kerr Jr. for Millwall (England) vs. Derby County.

1995: Joe-Max Moore for Saarbruecken (Germany) vs. Mannheim.

1998: David Wagner for Guetersloh (Germany) vs. Mainz.

2001: Ante Razov for Ferrol (Spain) vs. Compostela.

2004: Chris Cleary for Worksop (England) over Droylsden in the FA Cup.

2006: Jeremiah White for Gueugnon (France) vs. Montpellier.

2007: Charlie Davies for Hammarby (Sweden) vs. GAIS.

2007: Michael Bradley for Heerenveen (Netherlands) vs. Groningen.

2007: Cam Weaver for Haugesund (Norway) vs. Nybergsund in cup match.

2008: Ryan Guy for St. Patrick’s Athletic (Ireland) vs. Shamrock Rovers.

2008: Matt Taylor for Koblenz (Germany) vs. Kaiserslautern.

2009: John-Paul Pittman for Crawley Town (England) vs. Cambridge in FA Trophy match.

2010: Benny Feilhaber for Aarhus (Denmark) vs. Skive in cup match.

2011: Matt Taylor for Paderborn (Germany) vs. Ahlen in cup match.

2011: Mike Grella four goals for Brentford (England) vs. Bournemouth in Football League Trophy match.

2012: Clint Dempsey for Fulham (England) vs. Charlton in FA Cup.

Did I miss any?

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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