This weekend saw Luis Suarez finally demonstarting the sort of goal scoring display he’s threatened ever since he arrived on our shores.
The Uraguian rounded off a quite sublime hatrick with a 45 yard wonder goal, leaving John Ruddy stranded off his line. Unsuprisingly this sparked a debate as to the greatest ever Premiership Hat-tricks, after a nostaglic raid through the you-tube archaives heres my top three:
Robbie Fowler v Arsenal 1994:
Liverpool fans attending their sides first home game of the 1994/95 season were treated to a reminder of just what they’d been missing over the summer.
The man Liverpool fans fondly refer to as God produced a display of God like finshing and lead his side to a thunderous 3-0 victory in the process. What makes this hat-trick so remarkable is that it was scored in just 4 minutes and 33 seconds, making it the fastest in Premiership history HERE
Dennis Bergkamp v Leicester 1997:
The Dutch produced a wonderful display of unrivalled techincal ability in this game. The third goal of his hat-trick is goal no list of the Premeirship’s greatest ever goals is complete without, he utilises the full extent of his wonderful touch to round the keeper while keeping the ball in the air before slotting it beautifully into the corner.
The first strike was also something of a wonder goal; Overmars pass the ball to Bergkamp on the edge of the box, straight from a corner, who takes a touch before curling the ball past the out stretched goalkeeper. The second goal was bad either, the ball being cooly tucked under the on rushing Goalkeeper HERE
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink v Tottenham 2002:
Now we all know the perfect hat-trick involves goals with the right foot, the left foot and the head.. and that’s exactly what Jimmy did. His first goal saw him take on a couple of spurs defenders before netting an absolute screamer with the right foot. He followed up that effort with a powerful header to round off some top class build play from Chelsea.
The big Dutchman’s finshing was finshed there he drifted in from the right hand side of the pitch, with two Spurs’ defenders in close promiximty, to dispatch a wonderful curler into the far corner HERE