Out-of-favour Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni was at his scoring best on Sunday September 22 2013 as he netted a hat-trick for his Chinese side Guangzhou R&F in a Premier League clash against Guizhou Renhe.
However the three goals from the Nigerian international turned out inadequate as Guangzhou were still defeated 3-5 in front of their fans at the Yuexiushan Stadium.
Aiyegbeni got his first goal in the 6th minute from the penalty spot to cancel out an earlier strike registered for the visitors in the 3rd minute by Zvjezdan Misimovic.
The visitors again responded with two quick goals in the 11th and 16th through Zhang Chenglin and Yu Hai to make known their intent to cease all three points from the Week 25 tie as the first half ended 3-1.
Guangzhou returned for the second half like wounded lions as Aiyegbeni scored his second goal of the day inside the first minute after the break.
In the same manner which they did in the first half, Guizhou Renhe responded with two goals, this time it was Victoriano Alvaro and Rafa Jorda that kept the advantage for the visitors.
Aiyegbeni completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the stoppage time but it was too little too late to have any effect on the final result of the day.