In the first stanza of the 2018/19 season, the general consensus seems to be that Lanre Kehinde has not been quite the same player he used to be.
He completed a January transfer move from Ankaragucu to Denizlispor and found form with six Turkish 1.Lig goals before Sunday’s clash with Karabukspor at the Denizli Atatürk Stadyumu.
On this evidence there is nothing to worry about after the striker produced a wonderful individual display that finished with him walking off the pitch with the matchball under his arm.
Kehinde, 25, was substituted for Ziya Alkurt in the 66th minute of one sided action.
By that stage the game had already turned into an exercise in damage limitation for Karabukspor. The Nigerian striker, in this mood, was not going to pass up the opportunity to punish them. He did it in style.
Oguz Yilmaz, Burak Calik and Mehmet Akyuz completed the rout for the home side who had another joy in the bag.
They racked up their sixth win in the last nine games and also gained promotion to the top flight.