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Sadio Mane celebrating the fastest ever Premier League hat-trick.

Premier Skills English Podcast 3

Premier Skills English Podcast 3

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In our latest Premier Skills English Podcast, we're talking about Southampton's Sadio Mane, who has scored the fastest ever Premier League hat-trick. We also take a look at some other Premier League records and vocabulary about 'breaking records'.

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Jack: Hello and welcome to our new Premier Skills English podcast.

Rich: Hi Jack, hello listeners. I hope you enjoyed the record breaking football this weekend.

Jack: Record breaking? What do you mean?

Rich: You know Jack. Like the sprinter Usain Bolt. He has run the fastest 100 metres ever. 9.58 seconds. It’s a World record. You can say that Usain Bolt holds the world record for the 100 metres.

Jack: Yes, that is fast. Records are used a lot in sport. For athletes who run the fastest, or players who score the most goals or get the best results.

Rich: Yes, in the Premier League there are lots of records. Did you know that John Terry has scored more goals than any other defender in Premier League history or that Thierry Henry has scored the most goals for one club (175) but it’s Alan Shearer who has the most goals in Premier League history with 260.

Jack: - Yes - those are some impressive records, Rich. But why was it  a record breaking weekend?     

Rich: Like I said before, when someone does something better, faster or more than anyone else, you can say that they hold a record but when someone else does the same thing even better, he or she breaks that record.

Jack: Aha! And who’s broken a record this weekend, Rich?

Rich: His name is Sadio Mane he’s a winger and plays for Southampton. Last weekend, he scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history against Aston Villa. It was timed at just 176 seconds.

Jack: Wow! Three goals in less than three minutes. That is fast I’m surprised there was time to start the match again between the goals. Whose record did Mane break?

Rich: Robbie Fowler scored a hat-trick for Liverpool against Arsenal in 1994 in 273 seconds. Mane broke Robbie Fowler’s record.

Jack: Wow - that record had stood for a long time and he didn’t just break the record Rich, he smashed Fowler’s record! That’s nearly 2 minutes faster! You must be disappointed to see another Liverpool record broken, Rich?

Rich: Not really, records are there to be broken.

Jack: Well, Sadio Mane is our record breaker this week. But now we have this week’s challenge for you. Can you find any other record breakers in the Premier League? If you can, leave us a message in the comments section below.

Rich: Well that’s all for now. Thanks for listening.

Jack: If you want to learn more about Sadio Mane, he’s the Player of the Week.

Rich: Or if you want to find out more about Premier League records have a look at our record-breaking numbers article. There are links to both of these articles on the right of the page.

Jack: If you’re listening to this on itunes or elsewhere, come back to Premier Skills English for some language activities, a quiz and lots more. You can find us at www.britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish. Don’t forget if you sign in, you can score points to see if you can get your club, your country and your name to the top of our leaderboard.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

 

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Najib
23/12/2020
ID
124
points

I just found the podcast. Wow, it was a long time ago and honestly, I didn't follow that match or season. However, I still want to give a comment to improve my writing skill. About this podcast, I think this is one of the best ways to learn English comprehensively. I get lots of many lessons here. It combines many aspects to improve our English skills, not only about listening, but also speaking, writing, grammar, vocabulary, etc. So, thanks a lot to British Council for providing us an excellent podcast.
By the way, Mane is playing for Liverpool at the moment and he is playing good football for his team.
If you find some mistakes in my comments, feel free to tell me. I would be thankful to be corrected.


Najib
23/12/2020 14:53
Indonesia
Arsenal
124

I just found the podcast. Wow, it was a long time ago and honestly, I didn't follow that match or season. However, I still want to give a comment to improve my writing skill. About this podcast, I think this is one of the best ways to learn English comprehensively. I get lots of many lessons here. It combines many aspects to improve our English skills, not only about listening, but also speaking, writing, grammar, vocabulary, etc. So, thanks a lot to British Council for providing us an excellent podcast.
By the way, Mane is playing for Liverpool at the moment and he is playing good football for his team.
If you find some mistakes in my comments, feel free to tell me. I would be thankful to be corrected.

GavaDT
13/10/2019
AR
30
points

This podcast is too old. I don`t remember that.


GavaDT
13/10/2019 16:45
Argentina
Arsenal
30

This podcast is too old. I don`t remember that.

Regiane's picture
Regiane
16/09/2019
BR
21
points

nill


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Regiane
16/09/2019 03:04
Brazil
Manchester United
21

nill

heinerrene
26/02/2019
CO
112
points

Arsenal won the PL without lost any match


heinerrene
26/02/2019 17:33
Colombia
Arsenal
112

Arsenal won the PL without lost any match

carlosevillamil
12/09/2016
CO
20
points

The best record is for Arsenal and them Invincibles in 2004. Never lost.


carlosevillamil
12/09/2016 18:13
Colombia
Arsenal
20

The best record is for Arsenal and them Invincibles in 2004. Never lost.

Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
02/08/2016
IT
962
points

another flags put


Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
02/08/2016 11:50
Italy
Liverpool
962

another flags put

Rich's picture
Rich
02/08/2016
ES
594
points

Well done Ghigo. Keep up the good work!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
02/08/2016 21:38
Spain
Liverpool
594

Well done Ghigo. Keep up the good work!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

englishman
29/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

yes


englishman
29/06/2016 15:39
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes

englishman
29/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

yes


englishman
29/06/2016 15:38
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Jamie vardy and Wayne Rooney have broken records in both epl and national teams respectively


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:27
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Jamie vardy and Wayne Rooney have broken records in both epl and national teams respectively

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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I don't know.


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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016 07:51
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I don't know.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/01/2016
PS
3705
points

Ronney became the second player in the premier league history as a scorer after the legend of New castle Alan Sherar who is the first


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/01/2016 18:22
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Ronney became the second player in the premier league history as a scorer after the legend of New castle Alan Sherar who is the first

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/11/2015
GH
4768
points

Sadio Mane has _______ the record for fastest Premier League hat-trick. shouldn't the answer be broken instead of broke


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/11/2015 12:34
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Sadio Mane has _______ the record for fastest Premier League hat-trick. shouldn't the answer be broken instead of broke

admin's picture
admin
19/11/2015
GB
560
points

Hi Kwesimanifest - You're right. I'm not sure how that slipped through. Thanks for spotting it! Jack


admin's picture
admin
19/11/2015 16:49
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Kwesimanifest - You're right. I'm not sure how that slipped through. Thanks for spotting it! Jack

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Arsenal winning fantastic trophy without defeat


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 14:05
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Arsenal winning fantastic trophy without defeat

urimosss
09/11/2015
XK
46
points

Teddy Sheringham broke the record for the oldest goal scorer with 40 years and 268 days for West Ham United vs. Portsmouth, 26 December 2006.


urimosss
09/11/2015 18:28
Kosovo
Liverpool
46

Teddy Sheringham broke the record for the oldest goal scorer with 40 years and 268 days for West Ham United vs. Portsmouth, 26 December 2006.

haydi's picture
haydi
31/10/2015
TN
3189
points

Abdallah is the record-breaker in the leaderboard, He has 1542 points for now. Shefeek, who is the second one with 1539 points, can break Abdullah's record very easily. For me, I need a lot of work to catch a place in top scores table !

a question : a hat-trick means making 3 goals successively ?


haydi's picture
haydi
31/10/2015 23:49
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Abdallah is the record-breaker in the leaderboard, He has 1542 points for now. Shefeek, who is the second one with 1539 points, can break Abdullah's record very easily. For me, I need a lot of work to catch a place in top scores table !

a question : a hat-trick means making 3 goals successively ?

haydi's picture
haydi
08/05/2016
TN
3189
points

Yes, it was hard work, but I did it! I’m on top 10 in leader board!


haydi's picture
haydi
08/05/2016 22:10
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Yes, it was hard work, but I did it! I’m on top 10 in leader board!

Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2015
ES
594
points

A hat-trick is scoring three goals in one match :)


Rich's picture
Rich
01/11/2015 07:40
Spain
Liverpool
594

A hat-trick is scoring three goals in one match :)

haydi's picture
haydi
01/11/2015
TN
3189
points

thank you Rich


haydi's picture
haydi
01/11/2015 23:35
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

thank you Rich

alimiloud's picture
alimiloud
15/10/2015
DZ
160
points

ni ce


alimiloud's picture
alimiloud
15/10/2015 22:03
Algeria
Chelsea
160

ni ce

alimiloud's picture
alimiloud
21/09/2015
DZ
160
points

Arsenal have broken the record


alimiloud's picture
alimiloud
21/09/2015 21:18
Algeria
Chelsea
160

Arsenal have broken the record

Abdallah
21/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Lampard brok the record by scoring the most goals in Chelsea


Abdallah
21/09/2015 03:29
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Lampard brok the record by scoring the most goals in Chelsea

hachani mostapha
18/09/2015
DZ
241
points

chelsea


hachani mostapha
18/09/2015 14:15
Algeria
Tottenham Hotspur
241

chelsea

Toni
18/09/2015
MX
68
points

it was interesting


Toni
18/09/2015 02:21
Mexico
Manchester United
68

it was interesting

gilbers51
12/09/2015
BR
44
points

It's look like that the Mane's record is the most important record of the year until now.


gilbers51
12/09/2015 18:55
Brazil
Chelsea
44

It's look like that the Mane's record is the most important record of the year until now.

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mina botros
26/08/2015
EG
0
points

saido mane Southampton


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mina botros
26/08/2015 23:29
Egypt
Manchester United
0

saido mane Southampton

Rema's picture
Rema
31/05/2015
RS
538
points

I can't find who was hold record of fastest goal by a substitute before Nicklas Bendtner (1.8 seconds for Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 22 December 2007)?


Rema's picture
Rema
31/05/2015 09:27
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I can't find who was hold record of fastest goal by a substitute before Nicklas Bendtner (1.8 seconds for Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 22 December 2007)?

Rich's picture
Rich
02/06/2015
ES
594
points

I think it was Ledley King who scored after 10 seconds for Tottenham against Bradford City in 2000. Bendtner was actually on the pitch for longer than 1.8 seconds. The substitution was made before a corner and the time technically started from when the referee blew his whistle.


Rich's picture
Rich
02/06/2015 22:20
Spain
Liverpool
594

I think it was Ledley King who scored after 10 seconds for Tottenham against Bradford City in 2000. Bendtner was actually on the pitch for longer than 1.8 seconds. The substitution was made before a corner and the time technically started from when the referee blew his whistle.

Rema's picture
Rema
04/06/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks for answer Rick. I have this data for Ledley King, but I mean for fastest goal made by substitute (I mean on player who was hold this record before Bendtner was broke this record).
You have right, maybe 10 second was past between substitution and scoring goal (what organisation established records?).
Fabregas was took that corner and maybe we can expand this record on the assistant for fastest goal... (I can't pronounce that) :D


Rema's picture
Rema
04/06/2015 11:38
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks for answer Rick. I have this data for Ledley King, but I mean for fastest goal made by substitute (I mean on player who was hold this record before Bendtner was broke this record).
You have right, maybe 10 second was past between substitution and scoring goal (what organisation established records?).
Fabregas was took that corner and maybe we can expand this record on the assistant for fastest goal... (I can't pronounce that) :D

Rich's picture
Rich
04/06/2015
ES
594
points

Antoine Sibierski scored after 15 seconds for Wigan Athletic against Derby County in 2008. I think this is the record that you were looking for. Sergio Aguero was the fastest this season, he scored 23 seconds after coming on as a substitute but I can't remember which team he was playing against!


Rich's picture
Rich
04/06/2015 20:42
Spain
Liverpool
594

Antoine Sibierski scored after 15 seconds for Wigan Athletic against Derby County in 2008. I think this is the record that you were looking for. Sergio Aguero was the fastest this season, he scored 23 seconds after coming on as a substitute but I can't remember which team he was playing against!

Rema's picture
Rema
04/06/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Rich, that is the record which I looking for.


Rema's picture
Rema
04/06/2015 21:53
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Rich, that is the record which I looking for.

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elghoul
26/05/2015
DZ
3988
points

Arsenal have broken the record of season without defeat.


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elghoul
26/05/2015 15:00
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Arsenal have broken the record of season without defeat.

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