The term 'hat-trick' is used to define when a player achieves the feat of scoring three goals in a game, and is one of the most impressive individual feats a player can accomplish during a match.
Hat-trick scorers earn the right to take the match ball home after full-time.
But who has scored the most hat-tricks in the Premier League era? GOAL takes a look.
Who has scored the most Premier League hat-tricks?
Sergio Aguero currently holds the record for most Premier League hat-tricks scored with 12, surpassing Alan Shearer's tally of 11 against Aston Villa in January 2020.
The goals also meant that Aguero moved past Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the leading foreign goalscorer in Premier League history after netting his 175th, 176th and 177th goals in the competition.
Shearer was the previous holder of the title, with the former England international remaining both Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goalscorer across 14 years.
Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler is third on the list with his nine hat-tricks, followed by Thierry Henry, Harry Kane, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney who are all on eight apiece.
There are a number of active players with multiple hat-tricks just outside the top five.
Manchester City's Norwegian goliath Erling Haaland, who looks dangerously capable of breaking every single goal-record that has been set before him, already has six Premier League hat-tricks to his name, with an eye-popping five trios of them coming in his debut 2022-23 Premier League season. His latest hat-trick arrived against Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on September 2, 2023.
Chelsea's mercurial winger Raheem Sterling is the next active Premier League player on five hat-tricks, with most of arriving during his time at Manchester City.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah sits on four hat-tricks, with his last one coming against Manchester United in October 2021.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has achieved the feat on three occasions after destroying both Tottenham and Norwich in 2021-22 Premier League campaign.
Date of last hat-trick
January 12, 2020
September 19, 1999
December 26, 2001
May 7, 2006
December 26, 2017
December 17, 2005
November 29, 2017
March 22, 2014
September 2, 2023
December 26, 2011
August 30, 1999
Ruud van Nistelrooy
September 27, 2003
February 12, 2022
Robin van Persie
April 22, 2013
September 13, 1997
October 24, 2021
April 16, 2022
*Last updated September 2023
What is the Dubious Goals Committee?
The Dubious Goals Committee is a committee within the Premier League which decides, collectively, on whether or not the identity of a goalscorer should be argued.
The group meets only when it is required of them, or whenever a disputed goal is brought to their attention. The Committee has been responsible for deciding, post-match, if a player did not score a hat-trick because one or more of the goals was incorrectly attributed to them.
Former Southampton player Egil Ostenstad thought he had scored a hat-trick against Manchester United in 1996, but had one of his goals ruled out as they decided it was an own goal scored by Red Devils defender Phil Neville.
Javier Hernandez was stripped of a hat-trick against Aston Villa in November 2011 after the Committee ruled out his second goal, stating it was actually an own goal by opposition player Ron Vlaar.
Who scored the fastest Premier League hat-trick?
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane currently holds the record of fastest Premier League hat-trick ever scored when he netted three times for Southampton against Aston Villa in 2015.
Mane scored his three goals in two minutes and 56 seconds, which beat the previous record held by Fowler for Liverpool against Arsenal in 1994 – four minutes and 33 seconds – by one minute and 37 seconds.
In 1999, former Manchester United player and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored four goals in 12 minutes as a substitute against Nottingham Forest, which led him to become the fastest scorer of a four-goal haul on record in England.