Fulham boss Martin Jol was delighted with Clint Dempsey after their amazing 5-2 win over Newcastle United.

Jol was quick to praise the performance of Dempsey after the match as he racked up his second hat-trick in as many games at Craven Cottage.

The treble was the United States international's first in the Premier League and showed why he was named his country's player of the year on Friday.

"Clint Dempsey is our top scorer," Jol said.

"He is a wide player and our top scorer. He is doing what he does best.

"Clint scores goals and if he can score 12 goals this year and some other players do we will be fine."