‘Ronaldo regen’ – Some Man City fans convinced the new Cristiano may be right under their ranks

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Manchester City fans have been hailing Ferran Torres following his performance against Newcastle United, comparing his style of play to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 21-year-old Torres helped Manchester City beat Newcastle in a seven-goal thriller (4-3), a victory which set them a new English record of 12 successive away victories in the Premier league.

Torres, who signed from La Liga club Valencia for 20 million pounds ($28.20 million) last August, scored once in the first half of the game and twice in the second, taking his total goal tally for City this season to 13.

Newcastle took the lead through Emil Krafth (24), who headed Jonjo Shelvey’s corner past City debutant Scott Carson for his first Premier League goal.

Shelvey then hit the bar with a free-kick before Joao Cancelo (38) kick-started a three-minute turnaround, his shot finding the net with the help of a deflection.

Torres’ superb volleyed back-kick gave the visitors a 42nd-minute lead but Joelinton fired Newcastle level from the penalty spot after he had been fouled by Nathan Ake.

In the second half, Steve Bruce’s team took the lead courtesy of a second penalty, this time scored by Joe Willock (62) on the rebound, but the hosts were behind within four minutes.

Torres (64, 66) converted Gabriel Jesus’ cutback from close range to level and then reacted quickest to the loose ball after Cancelo had hit a post to complete a fine hat-trick.

The Spain winger, who now has as many goals this season as Gabriel Jesus, has broke Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s record to become the youngest player ever to score a league hat-trick under manager Pep Guardiola.

The Argentine superstar Messi had scored a hat-trick for Guardiola’s Barcelona in a 5-0 La Liga win over Tenerife 11 years ago.

City fans, come full time, were all over Twitter praising Torres for his display with some branding him ‘Ronaldo regen’. Here’s what some of them had to say on Twitter…

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