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5 players who have scored hat-tricks in two consecutive Premier League games

Uday Jaria
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Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Harry Kane has scored 8 Premier League hat-tricks, but does he feature on the list?

Scoring a goal boosts the pride of any player, and scoring a hat-trick is like the cherry on the cake. In the Premier League, the first ever player to score a hat-trick was Eric Cantona in 1992, and more than 100 players have scored hat-tricks since then. 20 players have scored more than three goals in a single game, five of which scored five goals in a single game.

Sadio Mane became the fastest player to score a hat-trick (two minutes 56 seconds) in 2016. While it is not uncommon or rare to see a player scoring a hat-trick in a single game, it is indeed rare to see a player scoring hat-tricks in two consecutive games.

Without much ado, let us look at five players who made this rare and uncommon record of scoring a hat-trick each in two consecutive games.

Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand of Newcastle United
Les Ferdinand was the first player to score a hat-trick in two consecutive games.

The first name on this list is the former Queens Park Rangers striker, Les Ferdinand. He became the first player to create this rare record when he scored two consecutive hat-tricks against Nottingham Forest and Everton in 1993.

Les Ferdinand started his career with Hayes in 1987, but he got the limelight during his time with Queens Park Rangers. He spent 7 seasons with the Hoops and moved to Newcastle United in 1995, where he created an exciting attacking partnership with Alan Shearer. He spent two years at the Tyneside and won 2 Premier League runners-up medals.

He joined his boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur in 1997 and won the League Cup in 1999. After spending six seasons at Spurs he moved to West Ham and finally hung his boots in 2006 after brief spells with Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Watford.

Ferdinand was the PFA Player of the Year for the 1995-1996 season and holds the ninth position in the list of the highest goal scorers in the Premier League history with 149 goals.

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