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No one can do it… 6 footballers with two consecutive ‘hat-tricks’ in the Premier League

Several strikers in Europe’s top leagues have scored goals for fun and received a lot of praise, but it’s a different story when you score hat-tricks. And scoring hat-tricks in the Premier League, widely regarded as Europe’s toughest league, is one of the best feelings a forward can have. Back-to-back hat-tricks, on the other hand, are a phenomenal feat in the Premier League, and you will be lauded for months. We look at the players who accomplished this nearly impossible feat

Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Haaland has adapted to the Premier League faster than any other player. The Norwegian, known for his ability to score goals, became the first Premier League player to score nine goals in his first five games, breaking Sergio Aguero’s record with a treble against Nottingham Forest. The 22-year-old made an immediate impact against Crystal Palace, scoring three goals as City came from behind to win 4-2. Three days later, Haaland scored again in a 6-0 thrashing of newly promoted Nottingham Forest. The former Borussia Dortmund forward has now scored 10 goals in six games, shattering a number of records. He was asked how he planned to adjust to Guardiola’s style, but his goals have now provided all of the answers to the media.

 Harry Kane

Kane has always been the Premier League’s most clinical finisher, as evidenced by his goals. He broke into the elite ranks after scoring three goals in two games in a row. Kane dominated the 2016-17 season, displaying his talents against Leicester and Hull. Kane scored four goals in a 6-1 victory over Leicester City before adding three more in a 7-1 rout of Hull City. The England talisman finished the season with 29 goals in 30 appearances and the best goal-per-game ratio of the season.

Wayne Rooney

Source: The Guardian

Rooney had a productive 2011-12 season, scoring a lot of goals. He made the Red Devils go crazy when he started the season with back-to-back hat tricks. The first treble came against Arsenal in one of the most memorable Premier League games, an 8-2 thrashing of the Gunners. His three goals after that came at Bolton, where Manchester United thrashed the Wanderers 5-1. The former Everton player scored 27 goals that season, finishing second only to Robin van Persie.

Didier Drogba

Source: The Indian Express

Drogba, a legendary Chelsea striker who scored 104 Premier League goals between 2004 and 2012, as well as in the 2014-15 season, is another player to score two hat-tricks in a row. However, the Ivory Coast striker is not like other players. His record was set in two seasons, the first in the final game of the 2009-10 season when Chelsea beat Wigan Athletic 8-0 to win the Premier League title. With a total of 29 goals, Ba was named the season’s top scorer.
Drogba scored another hat-trick in the Blues’ 6-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the 2010-11 season opener.

 Ian Wright

Source: BBC

Ian Wright was another legendary player who made a name for himself in the Premier League with his goal-scoring abilities. The Arsenal legend was a vital part of the club’s history, and scoring goals was part of his daily routine. His first hat-trick came in a 5-1 win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Wright was the game’s MVP, scoring three goals deservedly. Wright’s striking ability was on display once more at Southampton, propelling Arsenal to a 4-0 victory with another hat-trick.

Les Ferdinand

Source: 90min

The first player in English Premier League history to score three goals in two games in three days. When QPR were 3-2 down against Nottingham Forest in April 1993, Ferdinand grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and turned it around. QPR faced Everton two days later, and the Toffees were heavy favorites. Ferdinand, on the other hand, had other ideas and snatched victory for his team with another hat trick in a 5-3 victory. Ferdinand made history by becoming the first player in Premier League history to score three hat-tricks in a row.

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