Some of the finest finishers of the modern era have starred during the first three decades of the Premier League, with English football having witnessed some virtuoso goalscoring displays from a collection of football’s very best. In this article, We’ve decided to look back at some of the greatest goalscoring performances in the division’s history, an exclusive group of players to remarkably net five times in a single Premier League fixture.
In an almost guaranteed win for Manchester United, who came into the fixture in fine form, and with the extra might of being the reining Premier League champions, Andy Cole would write his own piece of history at Old Trafford that day. The forward managed to score five goals in an eventual 9-0 demolition of Ipswich Town, which turned into a very long afternoon for the visiting 'Tractor boys' players, manager and fans alike. The match entered into its final ten minutes with Cole still on four goals, as it seemed that the striker would walk away with the match ball, but without a Premier League record. Yet the England man would not be denied, scoring his fifth goal in the 89th minute to cap off an excellent individual and team performance for United.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday (1999)
Jermain Defoe – Tottenham v Wigan (2009)
Dimitar Berbatov – Manchester United v Blackburn (2010)
Former Captain of national Bulgarian team Dimitar Berbatov, scored five goals in big win of Manchester United 7-1 Blackburn Rovers. Manchester United served early Christmas present for Blackburn and went on the top of the table for the first time in November 2010.
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City v Newcastle (2015)
Sergio Aguero has been Manchester City's all-time top scorer. His poacher instincts inside the penalty box has made him the best strikers in the premier league over the last decade. He has been a pivotal player in City's progress in their gameplay and led them to their first Premier League title in 44-years. Sergio Aguero comes in top five players to score 5 goals in a game which he did against Newcastle united. He reproduced a Berbatov as the only player to score 5 goals in a league game of the 2015-16 season. Becoming the fastest player to score 5 goals in an EPL game.
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