No surprise that it is Alan Shearer who has scored more Premier League hat-tricks than any other player.
The best striker by far of the PL era, scoring 11 in total, including two when playing for Newcastle United.
Robbie Fowler with nine is then next best.
Which clubs though have had the most individuals that have managed to score at least one Premier League hat-trick.
The question was put to Martin Tyler in his excellent Sky Sports stats column and he revealed that Arsenal have now got an amazing 20 different players to have managed at least one Premier League hat-trick.
Newcastle United actually have only five clubs ahead of them and a bit of a surprise really that Manchester United have had only two more players that have achieved the feat.
Newcastle have had 10 different players who have scored Premier League hat-tricks and they are listed below (can you name them before looking…?).
Premier League clubs with the most players who have scored at least one PL hat-trick:
12 Man Utd
10 Newcastle United
In total, 13 NUFC Premier League hat-tricks have been scored, with seven players scoring one each, three scoring two whilst on Newcastle’s books:
18 Oct 2015 Gini Wijnaldum – Newcastle 6 Norwich 2
31 Oct 2011 Demba Ba – Stoke 1 Newcastle 3
23 Sept 2011 Demba Ba – Newcastle 3 Blackburn 1
5 Jan 2011 Leon Best – Newcastle 5 West Ham 0
31 Oct 2010 Kevin Nolan – Newcastle 5 Sunderland 1
22 Aug 2010 Andy Carroll – Newcastle 6 Aston Villa 0
17 Dec 2005 Michael Owen – West Ham 2 Newcastle 4
19 Sept 1999 Alan Shearer – Newcastle 8 Sheff Wed 0
2 Feb 1997 Alan Shearer – Newcastle 4 Leicester 3
21 Oct 1995 Les Ferdinand – Newcastel 6 Wimbledon 1
23 Feb 1994 Andy Cole – Newcastle 4 Coventry 0
21 Nov 1993 Andy Cole – Newcastle 3 Liverpool 0
30 Oct 1993 Peter Beardsley – Newcastle 4 Wimbledon 0
You can’t help be surprised that in the last seven years, only one Newcastle player has scored a hat-trick, and that was a midfielder.
When Mike Ashley has consistently refused to allow the club to compete in the transfer market and the club transfer record is 13 years old (so far…), failure to spend on a decent striker has been shocking, year after year.
Newcastle fans were appalled when an NUFC team that was desperate for goals then spent only £6m on the hopeless Emmanuel Riviere to do the job back in summer 2014.
To then three years later only allow Rafa Benitez to spend £5m on Joselu to lead the line, do the maths!
The only hat-trick our current strikers look capable of is three goals in a season.
Maybe Islam Slimani can prove to be the quality Newcastle fans have been missing and the next Premier League hat-trick hero…