Erling Haaland just keeps on breaking the Premier League records. The Manchester City star became the fastest to score 3 Premier League hat-tricks. Haaland only took 8 games 2 score 3 Premier League hat tricks. Others who follow him on the list r not even close to his numbers. Moreover, with his hat-trick in the Manchester Derby, he became the first player ever to score hat tricks in three consecutive Premier League games.
Quickest to 3 Premier League hat tricks
#5 Andy Cole | 65 appearances
The 1993/94 Premier League Golden boot winner, Andy Cole took as many as 65 appearances to score his first three Premier League hat-tricks. The Newcastle United and Manchester United legend scored his first hat-trick for Newcastle United against Liverpool in the 1993-94 season. His hat-trick helped his team win the match 3-0 also.
His second hat-trick came in the same season against Coventry City. This time Newcastle won the match 4-0. And, his third came in the 1994-95 season for Manchester United against Ipswich Town. In fact, his third hat-trick was a perfect one as he scored with his left foot, right foot and head. In his Premier League career, Cole scored 5 hat-tricks and won five Premier League titles with Manchester United.
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#4 Fernando Torres | 64 appearances
Fernnado Torres or the “El nino” of Premier League is considered as one of the most prolific strikers of the 21st century. The Spainard was terffic for both Liverpool and Chelsea, which speaks volume for his attacking skill and consistency. Torres scored 4 Premeir League Hattricks in his career and three of them came for Liverpool, where he satrted in the Premeir League in 2007.
Torres scored his first Premier League hattrick in a 3-2 win for Liverpool against Middlesbrough in 2008-09 season. He then netted three times for Liverpool in the same season against West Ham United in a easy 4-1 win for the team. In 2009-10 season, he scored his last Premier League hat-trick for the Liverpool against Hull City in a 6-1 win for the reds.
For his outstanding season in 2008, Torres finshed 3rd in the 2008 Ballon d’Or Awards. He is also the fastest Liverpool player to score 50 Premier Leageu goals.
#3 Ruud van Nistelrooy | 59 appearances
One of the most compelete strikers of all time Ruud van Nistelrooy is third on our list of quickest 3 Premier League hat tricks. The Dutch striker is regarded as one of the best strikers ever to play in the Premier League history. He scored 5 league hat tricks in just two and half years at Manchester United.
Ruud scored his first league hat-trick in 2001 against Southampton in a 6-1 win for United. That year he scored in 8 consecutive league games for Manchester United and was also named in the PFA Players’ Player of the year.
In 2002-03 season, he scored three Premier Leagu hattricks and went on to become the top scorer for the season. He scored 25 goals in 34 games and won the Golden Boot award as well.
#2 Michael Owen | 48 appearances
The youngest player to score a Premier League hat-trick is second on our list. Not only Michael Owen was the youngest, he was the qucikest to three league hat-tricks since 1998. The 2001 Ballon d’Or winner is regarded as one of the greatest Liverpool and Premeir League players ever. Owen always looked dangerous with his pace and finshing skills.
Owen managed to score his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-3 away draw in 1998. Then, his second came against Newcastle United in the next season in a 4-1 away win. Owen scored his third and became the then-fastest to three premier League Hat-trick against Nottingham Forest in a 5-1 win on 24 October 1998.
Michael Owen is the player with joint-third highest Premier League hat-tricks (8).
#1 Erling Haaland | 8 appearances
After coming to the Prermier League from Borrusia Dortmund, Haaland has been relentless in goal scoring. He has not missed an oppurtunity to net the ball and also worked hard to create space and assist for others. After his first hat-trick in Manchester Derby, Haaland broke Owen’s Premier League record of quickest 3 hat-tricks in the league. In fact, he broke the record in a ridicoulus manner.
Haalnd scored his three league hat-trick in just 8 games whereas Owen took 48 games. The 40-game differnce suggests how brutal the Norweign striker has been since his arrival at Manchester City. In adition, he is also now the only player to score three consecutive Premier League hat-tricks.
Erling Haaland’s three hat-tricks in deatil
|27 August 2022||Manchester City||Crystal Palace||4-2|
|31 August 2022||Manchester City||Nottingham Forrest||6-0|
|2nd October 2022||Manchester City||Manchester United||6-3|