By Taiwo Ibrahim
The Premier League served us with interesting encounters on Saturday as the likes of Heung Son Min, Erling Haaland and Evan Ferguson scored hat-tricks on matchday four, Sportivationng.com.
In the first match of the day, Sheffield United and Everton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Brentford and Bournemouth also played out a 2-2 draw.
Son further underlined his importance to Tottenham after the departure of talisman Harry Kane with a hat-trick against newly-promoted Burnley on Saturday.
“Sonny was outstanding,” Postecoglou said afterwards.
“He’s been an outstanding leader, with the way he presents himself every day in training. He led our press today – and then he has the quality to take his chances. I’m really pleased for him.”
“Erling is a strong character, there was no doubt in our mind he was going to take it [the penalty], he’s scored many goals from penalties, had we got another penalty in the previous game we’d have given it to him,” said Lillo.
ERLING HAALAND HATRICK THIS GUY IS NOT REALLL WTFFFFFpic.twitter.com/O4sfkiCWdz
— 17 (@DxBruyneSZN) September 2, 2023
Haaland now has Premier League 51 goal involvements – 42 goals and nine assists – in just 39 appearances. It is the fastest anyone has achieved that, breaking Andy Cole’s record by four games.
He becomes only the fourth player to score a Premier League hat-trick before their 19th birthday after Chris Bart-Williams, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen (four times).
This is the second time three players have scored a Premier League hat-trick on the same day:
23rd Sep 1995
◎ Robbie Fowler
◎ Alan Shearer
◎ Tony Yeboah
2nd Sep 2023
◉ Son Heung-min
◉ Erling Haaland
◉ Evan Ferguson