Ferran Torres leaves the Premier League with a hat-trick included in his nine goals. It’s impressive but not even close to the record.
The following have all managed to cram a hat-trick in relatively few Premier League goals.
Ferran Torres (nine goals)
âThe smell, the strikers intuitively know where it’s going to happen. He has this talent. Maybe I need to think about how he can play as a forward because every time he plays in this position he always has a real sense of purpose. He’s an incredible signing for us as a young player, he can play three positions up front, but playing more central he has an incredible sense of goal.
It wasn’t until May that Ferran Torres claimed the surprise of becoming Manchester City center-forward with a hat-trick against Newcastle. He only reinforced this conviction at the start of the season. The Spaniard has started the first four Premier League games of 2021/22, sending Arsenal’s defense particularly stunned in August, before a rotation with Raheem Sterling, an ankle injury and international breaks dampened his momentum. His nine Premier League goals came in 19 starts before moving to Barcelona that the Catalans can absolutely afford.
Clive Mendonca (eight goals)
After scoring an England side’s last hat-trick at former Wembley Stadium to send Charlton back to the Premier League, Clive Mendonca waited for the Addicks’ top home game for eight years to make his mark on a more big stage. He helped tear Southampton to shreds in a 5-0 victory in August 1998, following strikes from John Robinson and Neil Redfearn to score three times in 25 minutes in the second half. A few more goals in September followed, but things quickly dried up as Charlton slid lower and Mendonca’s lone Premier League season ended in relegation.
Aruna Dindane (eight goals)
There is perhaps no more archetypal “Portsmouth in the late 2000s” player than Aruna Dindane. Loaned to Lens by Paul Hart, the forward started four Premier League games without scoring, inspired a 4-0 win over Wigan with three goals and an assist, then scored wins over Burnley and Wolves, as well as Draws against Sunderland and Bolton, missing six straight games in March and April because Portsmouth would have had to pay Â£ 4million if Dindane had made another appearance. A subsequent move to Blackburn, just as financially sensible, collapsed in the summer of 2010, before the striker returned to the Premier League for a few months in 2013 to never even be part of a matchday squad at Crystal Palace.
Gordon Strachan (seven goals)
The first time that multiple Premier League hat-tricks were scored on the same day was on April 10, 1993. As Les Ferdinand put three points in Nottingham Forest for QPR, Gordon Strachan, 36, scored three times for Leeds versus Blackburn. One of the few outfielders to play in his forties as professional standards have been raised in more than one way with the top-level breakaway, Strachan could forever remain the only Premier League treble-scorer born before 1960, at least until the surprise return of Kenny Dalglish and his unstoppable ass. Two gloriously identical penalties and a well-crafted goal with the help of Jamie Forrester put Rovers at the edge of the sword.
Somen Tchoyi (seven goals)
West Brom fans will never forget Tchoyi Story 3, the biggest production in the ridiculous history of the last days of the Premier League. The Cameroonian was widely considered to have played miserably in a draw against Newcastle, but suddenly scored three times in the final half hour to save a point for the Baggies. This ended a season in which the forward also scored against Manchester United, Everton and in the home return leg against the Magpies. These exploits earned Tchoyi a full season under Roy Hodgson, but 647 minutes in 2011/12 were only good for one more goal in February 2012 against Fulham.
Shinji Kagawa (six goals)
Between April 2012 and December 2013, Norwich managed to concede five Premier League hat tricks while finishing 12th and 11th in the table. Luis Suarez was responsible for three of them. Carlos Tevez called for another. But it was Shinji Kagawa who became the first Asian player to score three times in a top English game against the Canaries. A difficult first campaign for Manchester United started off pretty well in the early weeks with efforts against Fulham and Tottenham, but Kagawa had to wait until March 2013 for his next goals. Three at home against Norwich brought Sir Alex Ferguson’s side closer to the Premier League title, with another to come in the 5-5 draw against West Brom.
Fredi Bobic (four goals)
“Come out and win the fucking game!” “Was the message that Fredi Bobic reminded Sam Allarcyce in April 2002.” Old Englishman “, the former Bolton striker later said. “It worked.” That’s what he did: Bobic scored a hat-trick in the first half as the Trotters took a four-goal halftime lead against relegation rivals Ipswich. They were to be his last goals for Bolton before ending his loan to join Hanover that summer. The only other time Bobic has scored for Bolton was two games before in an equally crucial win over Aston Villa. Four goals. A tip of the hat. Not bad.