World Cup qualifier: Netherlands secure top spot with a statement win over Turkey

Free-scoring Barcelona forward, Memphis Depay scored his first international hat-trick as the Netherlands trashed Turkey 6-1 in their World Cup qualifier to move to the top of Group G.

Davy Klaassen opened the scoring just a minute into the game before Depay slotted home his first and went on to score two more.

The Barcelona forward struck a panenka from the spot for his second and nodded home his third to make it 4-0.
Guus Til and Donyell Malen were also on the score sheet as Netherlands’ secured their fourth win of the campaign, whileCengiz managed to get a consolation goal for Turkey in stoppage time.

Depay now joins Johan Cruyff and Abe Lenstra as the Netherlands’ eighth top goal scorer with 33 goals.

The Dutch are joint-top with Norway, wh defeat who defeated Gibraltar 5-1, on 13 points and lead by a significant goal difference, having scored 16 goals in six games.

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