Glenn Murray scored four goals for the second ePremier League Invitational tie in succession as Neal Maupay's Brighton & Hove Albion earned a 4-2 victory over Philip Billing’s AFC Bournemouth.
Murray starred in Maupay's 6-1 first-round victory over John McGinn’s Aston Viila, and he proved unstoppable again in the last 16 of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 competition.
He gave Brighton an early lead, before Billing hit back to score with himself, like in his opening match against Angus Gunn's Southampton.
Murray struck again and, although Billing levelled for a second time through Callum Wilson, two more goals from Murray in the final 10 minutes secured Maupay's quarter-final spot. He will face Burnley's Dwight McNeil on Friday.
"Glenn Murray’s the GOAT!” said Maupay. “He’s so good. Against Villa he scored four goals, today he scored my goals again.”
Billing was full of praise for his opponent, stating: “If he can continue like that I feel pretty confident he can win the tournament.”
Diogo Jota (WOL) 8-2 Wilfred Ndidi (LEI) | Report and highlights
Todd Cantwell (NOR) 2-6 Lys Mousset (SHU) | Report and highlights
Neal Maupay (BHA) 4-2 Philip Billing (BOU)
Josh Franceschi (ARS) 1-3 Dwight McNeil (BUR) | Report and highlights
See: ePL Invitational Day 3 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 2 recap
See: ePL Invitational first-round recap
See: ePL Invitational draw in full
The prize fund is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.