Hat-trick kings! Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal strikers are Premier League treble machines

first_img 7) Ian Wright: Five hat-tricks/213 games – 42.6 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Arsenal great Wright once scored back-to-back hat-tricks in March 1994 – a 5-1 at Ipswich and the other in a 4-0 thrashing of Southampton at the Dell. 10 10) Fernando Torres: Four hat-tricks/212 games 53 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Southampton’s Sadio Mane scored the fastest ever Premier League hat-trick, so talkSPORT looked at the 10 players – who have scored three or more trebles – with the best games to hat-trick ratio beginning with Fernando Torres, who played for both Liverpool and Chelsea. 9) Carlos Tevez: Four hat-tricks/202 games – 50.5 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Tevez is currently top scoring in Serie A with Juventus, but in 202 Premier League games he scored four hat-tricks and despite playing for West Ham and Man United, the Argentine scored his trebles wearing Man City colours. 10 3) Thierry Henry: Eight hat-tricks/258 games – 32.25 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Arsenal’s record scorer Henry scored a hat-trick for the Gunners in their final game at Highbury to end a 93-year association with the stadium in a 4-2 win against Wigan in 2006. It was one of his eight in the Premier League. 10 10 10 1) Luis Suarez: Six hat-tricks/110 games – 18.3 games per hat-trick – Three of Suarez’s hat-tricks were against Norwich with Wigan, West Brom and Cardiff his other victims. He’s now at Barcelona and in the same game Messi scored his 26th Liga hat-trick, Suarez scored this spectacular goal. 6) Robbie Fowler: Nine hat-tricks/379 games – 42.1 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – You might not know this, but God was actually born just over 20 years ago. At least, according to Liverpool fans he was, as Fowler endeared himself to the Anfield faithful with a hat-trick in four minutes and 33 seconds against Arsenal in August 1994. He was just 19 at the time and was the fastest treble in Premier League history as the Reds blew the Gunners away a 3-0. Now Mane has blown that record away. 2) Ruud van Nistelrooy: Five hat-tricks/150 games – 30 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Van Nistelrooy was a great goal scorer, but is beaten to top spot by one man who had a habit of scoring regularly. 5) Michael Owen: Eight hat-tricks/326 games – 40.75 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Owen was as prolific as they came when he broke onto the scene at Liverpool in the late nineties. When he retired from playing he had scored 150 goals in spells with the Reds, Stoke, Newcastle and Liverpool’s rivals Man United. 10 8) Dimitar Berbatov: Five hat-tricks/229 games – 45.8 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Former Tottenham and Man United striker Berbatov’s most memorable Premier League hat-trick came at Old Trafford when the Red Devils beat bitter rivals Liverpool 3-2 in 2010. He also scored five in United’s 7-1 win against Blackburn in 2011 and four in one game for Spurs in a thrilling 6-4 win against Reading in 2007. At two minutes and 56 seconds, Sadio Mane’s hat-trick for Southampton against Aston Villa is the fastest ever in the Premier League.It beats Robbie Fowler’s long held four minutes and 33 seconds, so talkSPORT is celebrating hat-trick heroes.Here are 10 players with the best games to hat-trick ratio, focusing on those men with at least three trebles to their name. Incidentally, Matt Le Tissier and James Beattie are the only other Saints players to score three in one Premier League game.Click the arrow above, right, to see who tops the list. 10 4) Alan Shearer: 11 hat-tricks/441 games – 40.1 games per hat-trick – Click the arrow to see the top 10 hat-trick heroes – Shearer holds the Premier League goal record and has scored more hat-tricks than anyone else, but is fourth here in terms of games to hat-tricks. 10 10 10last_img read more