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5 players in Premier League history to have scored 5 goals in a game

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Joy for Alan Shearer of Newcastle as he scores the winning goal
Alan Shearer scored 5 goals in a game against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999

The Premier League record for the most number of goals by an individual player in a game is 5, with five different players holding a joint record for achieving this special feat. 

Since its inception in 1992, a bunch of players from different nations have managed to score a hat-trick, fewer have managed to score four in a game. However, there are only five players who scored five times in a game, with all of them achieving this feat in front of a home audience. Here, we take a look at those 5 players:

#5 Andy Cole - 1995 (Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town)

Andy Cole
Andy Cole net 5 goals to sink Ipswich Town

Former England and Premier League striker, Andy Cole, became the first-ever player in PL history to score five goals in a single game in 1995 and is third on the all-time PL goalscorers list with 187 goals. 

Manchester United played host to Ipswich Town in March 1995, in the Premier League and the game ended 9-0 in favour of the home team, with Cole netting five in the process. 

Sir Alex Ferguson oversaw a strong United team that boasted the likes of Cole, Cantona, Giggs and Keane, but failed to lift the Premier Trophy that season, as Kenny Dalglish and his Blackburn Rovers team pipped United to the title. 

Cole, however, enjoyed a trophy-laden stint at United for six years before continuing his journey with various clubs till he retired in 2008.

The Englishman began his career in 1989 with Arsenal four years before the introduction of the Premier League and remains one the league's greatest goal scorers of all-time.

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