Sergio Aguero grabs 6th hat-trick but still 5 behind the master Alan Shearer
Sergio Aguero was on top form on Saturday, grabbing a hat-trick as Man City smashed Watford 6-0 away from home.
That was his sixth Premier League hat-trick and takes him level with the likes Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Harry Kane.
However, still way out at the top is the Premier League’s greatest ever striker, Alan Shearer’s.
The Newcastle (and Blackburn & England) legend has an amazing 11 Premier League hat-tricks to his name, with nine when he was at Blackburn and surprisingly, considering the sheer number of goals he scored on Tyneside, only two for Newcastle.
They came in the 4-3 win over Leicester in 1996/97 and then five goals in the 8-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Sir Bobby’s home debut as manager.
Only three other players stand between Aguero (one of his was the five goals in the 6-1 win over Newcastle which proved to be Tim Krul’s final game for NUFC), Kane & Rooney and Alan Shearer, but they are all no retired – Robbie Fowler scored nine, Michael Owen and Thierry Henry eight each.
Owen scored one treble for Newcastle in a 4-2 win at West Ham in December 2005, whilst Andy Cole managed five PL career hat-tricks in total, including two for Newcastle, beating Liverpool 3-0 and Coventry 4-0 in the 1993/94 season.
Most Premier League hat-tricks:
11 Alan Shearer
9 Robbie Fowler
8 Thierry Henry
6 Sergio Aguero
6 Wayne Rooney
6 Harry Kane
6 Luis Suarez
5 Dimitar Berbatov
5 Ian Wright
5 Ruud van Nistelrooy
5 Robin van Persie
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