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Haaland scores three more: What is the record for most hat-tricks in a single Premier League season?

New City signing Erling Haaland has only needed eight Premier League games to score three hat-tricks.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates their sides fifth goal and their hat trick with team mate Jack Grealish during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Former Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history, netting 12 triples during his decade with the club.

New City signing Erling Haaland has only needed eight Premier League games to score three hat-tricks. On Sunday, in the Manchester derby, he scored his third consecutive hat-trick at the Etihad as City defeated their neighbours 6-3, becoming the first Premier League player to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home league matches.

Most hat-tricks in a Premier League season

It took former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen 48 games to score three hat-tricks, the league’s previous record, but Haaland has somehow managed to do it in just eight games.

Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer with a phenomenal 260 goals. Newcastle legend Shearer has 11 Premier League hat-tricks, while former Liverpool talisman Robbie Fowler is third on the all-time list with nine.

In 1995-96, Shearer scored a record five Premier League hat-tricks for Blackburn Rovers. Harry Kane is second on the list, scoring four hat-tricks in the 2016-17 campaign. Agüero scored three hat-tricks in consecutive seasons from 2017-18 to 2018-19.

It’s only early October and Haaland already has three hat-tricks to his name. With just eight league games played, City have 30 league games left to play this season. Pep Guardiola likes to rotate and is not afraid to play with a false nine so it’s likely that Haaland will be rested at several stages of the season.

The good news for City is that Haaland is not going to the World Cup this winter, meaning he’ll be able to enjoy a mid-season break. After eight games, he is already in contention to break the single-season hat-trick record.

Premier League top scorer

Haaland has netted 14 teams already in the Premier League this, double the amount of Kane in second place in the standings with seven.

The 22-year-old scored back-to-back hat-tricks in his fourth and fifth Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace and new boys Nottingham Forest. His three Champions League goals for City take his tally to 17 for the season in all competitions. The Norway international has also provided three league assists for Guardiola’s men, including two for Phil Foden on Sunday.

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