Scott Arfield was the difference for Rangers against Motherwell, on Sunday.
His display was so good, that he was named ‘Star Man’ in the SPFL’s Team of the Week.

 


However, perhaps more impressively, as explained in the ‘Weekend in Numbers’ feature on the SPFL website, he also broke a long-standing record.
Benefitting from a big tactical change and after netting against Hearts in midweek, he scored all three for the Gers at Fir Park.

Arfield slots home his first after 22 minutes. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In so doing, he became the first North American to score a hat-trick in the Scottish top flight since Gerry Baker in 1963.
Arfield was born in Scotland but plays international football for Canada. Recently becoming captain of The Canucks.
Baker, the man who stood unequalled for so long, achieved the feat whilst playing for Hibernian in a 3-1 win over Dundee, 56 years ago.
He won seven international caps and scored twice for the USA between 1968 and 1969.
You can be pretty sure Arfield didn’t know he was making history, at least in this way, when he netted his third on Sunday.

Arfield celebrates after completing his hat-trick. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, if you’re breaking records like this, it’s a certainly a sign you’re doing something right.
Let’s hope there are a few more goals and salutes in him yet before the season is out.

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