Clint Dempsey became the first American to score a hat-trick in the Premier League on this day in 2012, which helped Fulham to a 5-2 win over Newcastle United. Nicknamed “Deuce”, Dempsey was signed for 2 Million Pounds in January 2007. While Fulham were struggling in the lower end of the table, Newcastle were contesting for a European spot. Newcastle had won the reverse fixture 2-1 at St. James’ Park Dempsey’s goals came in the 59th, 65th and 89th minute. All goals were scored from open play, however, there were a couple of penalties handed to Fulham in the match, but it was converted by Danny Murphy and Bobby Zamora. Dempsey scored 57 goals in 218 Premier League appearances for Fulham.