US star Morgan opens Lyon account in style

Alex Morgan, pictured in November 2016, has scored 73 times in 120 international appearances, and won an Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games before helping the US claim a third World Cup title in 2015

The United States's women's star striker Alex Morgan scored a hat-trick for Lyon on Sunday, her first goals since moving to France on a six-month deal.

Morgan's treble inspired Lyon to a 6-0 win over Rodez in the French Cup quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old joined the team in December in a deal which included the possibility of a one-year extension before rejoining Orlando Pride in June.

Morgan has scored 73 times in 120 international appearances, winning Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games before helping the US claim a third World Cup title in 2015.

As well as being a star on the pitch Morgan boasts almost three million followers on Twitter.