Return Of The Forgotten Man

Last updated : 31 August 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor

As Tyneside hails possibly the new Alan Shearer with the signing of Michael Owen, a Toon old boy was guiding Glenn Hoddle's Wolves into the top six of the Championship. Carl Cort's clinical hat-trick saw off QPR 3-1 at Molineux to remind the Geordies that perhaps Sir Bobby Robson was right to show faith in him, after all.
Cort opened the scoring on eight minutes when he half-volleyed a cross from Rohan Ricketts past Simon Royce.
Cort bagged his second of the night on 24 when Kenny Miller's jinking run and cross left him with a simple tap-in from close range. And after Danny Shittu's own goal was ruled out for offside and keeper Royce denied Miller with a superb double save, Cort put the icing on the cake in stoppage time when he broke through on goal and easily slipped the ball into the back of the net to complete a classy hat-trick.