Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero equalled former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer for most hat-tricks in a Premier League game during City’s mauling of Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. Played on Sunday (February 10), Aguero scored thrice despite missing an absolute sitter from a yard out in the first half. Both Aguero and Shearer have 11 Premier League hat-tricks to their name.
Next on the list is Robbie Fowler who has scored nine and Thierry Henry and Michael Owen scored eight hat-tricks each. Five players have each scored hat-tricks for three different clubs: Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers, Everton and Portsmouth); Nicolas Anelka (Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City); Kevin Campbell (Arsenal, Everton and Nottingham Forest); Les Ferdinand (Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur) and Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur). Kane, Luis Suarez (now at Barcelona) and Robin van Persie (at Feyenoord) are next active players in line.
City ran out 6-0 winners with goals also from Raheem Sterling, a brace, and Ilkay Gundogan. The three points took Manchester City top of the league – level on points with Liverpool but with a better goal difference. Liverpool, however, have a game in hand.