Diogo Jota scores hat-trick in Europa League thrashing

Diogo Jota celebrates scoring Wolves' third goal against Espanyol

Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick as Wolves thrashed Espanyol 4-0 in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie at Molineux.

Ruben Neves also scored a trademark wonder goal, volleying home from distance, to ensure the Premier League side have one foot in the last 16 with the second leg still to play.

The game had been in the balance at the break with Jota’s first goal separating the sides, but Neves’ strike early in the second half saw Espanyol heads drop and Wolves capitalised in style.