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These players make headlines and are key elements in the success of their different teams. We enjoyed fantastic displays from them in just concluded EPL season and sure hope to see more from them.
Today we will be discussing the the first player to score 5 goals in an EPL match and others who have achieved the feat.
Andrew Cole is an English former professional footballer. He was born 15 October, 1971 in Nottingham, England.
He spent his entire playing career in English football.
He played in the top division of English football for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland. He played in the football league for Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley and Nottingham forest.
He played football as a striker and his career lasted from 1988 to 2008.
He played for different clubs but he is notable for his time at Manchester United. He joined United in the 1994-95 season.
Cole spent six years at United in the process winning numerous trophies with the club.
He is the third-highest goalscorer in Premier league history with 187 goals.
Cole made history in Man United's 9-0 win over Ispwich Town on 4 March, 1995 at Old Trafford.
Cole netted five times in the game. He scored twice in the opening half and the third, fourth and fifth in the second half. Becoming the first player to score 5 goals in a single EPL match.
Others who have achieved the feat:
1. Alan Shearer (Newcastle United)
He achieved the feat against Sheffield Wednesday.
The match ended 8-0 in favour of Newcastle United.
2. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
He achieved the feat in Tottenham Hotspur's 9-1 win over Wigan Athletic at White Hart lane on 22 November,2009.
3. Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United)
The Bulgarian who spent four seasons at Old Trafford, achieved the feat against Blackburn Rovers on 27 November,2010 at Old Trafford. Becoming the first non-English player to score 5 goals in an EPL match.
The match ended 7-1 in favour of Manchester United.
4. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
The Argentine achieved the feat against Newcastle United on 3 October,2015 at the Etihad stadium.
He scored 5 goals in the space of 20 minutes. Becoming the fastest player to achieve the feat.
The match ended 6-1 in favour of Manchester City.
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