A Jon Dadi Bodvarsson hat-trick fired Reading into the fourth round of the FA Cup after the Royals beat League Two side Stevenage 3-0 in Tuesday night’s replay.
However, rather bizarrely, Bodvarsson netted his trio of goals while wearing both Reading’s home and away shirts.
Wearing his side’s blue and white home strip, the Icelandic international opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark via a volley at the far post.
Bodvarsson doubled his side’s lead just before the break, this time via a header.
At the break, the officials decided to make the hosts change to their away shirts due to a colour clash.
Although one wonders why this wasn’t flagged up before the kick-off?
Regardless, Bodvarsson wasn’t finished, duly completing his hat-trick in an orange shirt on 64 minutes.
I wonder how many players have scored hat-tricks in competitive football in two different kits? Indeed, there’s every possibility this is a first.
The win sets up an all-Championship clash between Reading and Sheffield Wednesday on January 27th, where hopefully one kit will do for the Royals.
Although for luck, maybe Bodvarsson should wear both shirts from the start.