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Sunday, 18 December 2022 20:51
Hurst hails Mbappe on joining World Cup final hat-trick club.
Geoff Hurst said he had enjoyed a "good run" after France's Kylian Mbappe became just the second player after the England great to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.
Hurst had stood alone for 56 years as the only player to score three goals in the showpiece match, with his treble central to England's 4-2 extra-time win over the then West Germany at Wembley in 1966.
But his feat was equalled on Sunday when Mbappe's treble helped France fight back from 2-0 down and then 3-2 behind at the Lusail Stadium as the final finished level at 3-3 after extra-time before Argentina prevailed in a penalty shoot-out that capped a dramatic match.
"Many congratulations to Mbappe, whatever happens I've had a great run!," Hurst tweeted after Mbappe scored his third goal and second from the penalty spot.
Many congratulations to Mbappe, whatever happens. I've had a great run!— Sir Geoff Hurst (@TheGeoffHurst) December 18, 2022
But although the France striker was on target again when the match went to penalties, it was Argentina who won 4-2 in the shoot-out.