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Davis scores hat-trick with McGinn to beat Liverpool

6 May 2020
Liverpool 1-6 Aston Villa, ePL lead

Aston Villa striker claims 6-1 win on FIFA 20 against former Reds defender Jose Enrique to reach ePL Invitational quarter-finals

Aston Villa's Keinan Davis netted a hat-trick with the in-game character of John McGinn as he earned a 6-1 win over former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique to reach the quarter-finals of the ePremier League Invitational.

Davis took an early lead thanks to a brilliant strike from McGinn, who was knocked out in the first round as Aston Villa's representative in the inaugural ePL Invitational last month.

Enrique levelled with Roberto Firmino, but on the stroke of half-time Davis went back in front thanks to a brace from Jack Grealish.

In the second half, Davis struck with his own character before McGinn completed his hat-trick with two late goals.

Davis will play the winner of Thursday's last-16 match between Manchester City's Phil Foden and Burnley's Charlie Taylor.

He said after his victory that playing down his chances pre-match worked out well.

“McGinn has done well for me, a 10 out of 10 performance," said Davis. 

“My gameplan was to not put pressure on myself so Jose thought I am not that good!"

Day 2 matches

Jose Enrique (LIV) 1-6 Keinan Davis (AVL)
Morgan Gibbs-White (WOL) 0-3 Aaron Connolly (BHA) | Report and highlights
Tony Bellew (EVE) 0-7 Michael Obafemi (SOU) | Report and highlights
Emerson (CHE) 4-2 Andre Gray (WAT) | Report and highlights

See: ePL Day 2 recap
See: ePL Day 1 recap

How to watch the tournament

Fans can watch all the action on the Premier League's digital channels as well as on the Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels, BBC Sport website and iPlayer.

Finals Day will also be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports' Premier League and Main Event channels, with the tournament again being televised around the world by the Premier League's international broadcast partners.

The tournament will urge everyone to follow official advice by staying at home and saving lives.

We would also ask anyone inspired to play FIFA 20 to take regular breaks from gaming, every 45 minutes.

See: More details on ePL Invitational

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