A total of 10 players under the age of 23 have hit hat tricks of assists, including Lee Sharpe, the first player to deserve the match ball for a hat trick of assists in the Premier League back on Boxing Day in 1992.
2However, the Premier League is the one they really have in their sights as they seek a first English title since 1990.
In the Black Caps' first Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground since 1987, skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl, and it looked to be a good decision with Joe Burns out first ball and David Warner just before lunch.
Yoshihito Nishioka will replace him as the top-ranked player in Japan's ATP Cup team in Perth.
Fabregas has said that he prefers laying on goals to scoring them. "Whenever they asked me in interviews if I preferred scoring or providing an assist, I would always say an assist," he once told an interviewer.
Real also drew 0-0 in midweek at Barcelona but Sunday's result leaves Madrid on 37 points at the half-way stage of the season, two points off Barcelona who top the table on 39.
"I feel sorry for the players. It would have been nice for them to get more; three points from three games isn't great."
Forbath kicked another 49-yard field goal, and Dallas drove 65 yards in 11 plays late only for Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones to break up Dak Prescott's fourth-down pass to Michael Gallup in the end zone to foil the final Dallas threat.
"He can play anywhere, he can play the whole midfield," said Solskjaer.
The World Cup winner was in action for United for the first time since late September as a substitute in their chastening 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday.
"Our defense kept us in it after the fumble on first possession. We were able to put something together in second half," Rodgers said.
The ATP Cup is about to kick off its inaugural edition, replacing a number of previous Australian Open warm-up tournaments with the new round-robin competition.