Accordingly, the miracle of scoring three hat-trick goals on the same day occurred in round 4 of the 2023/24 NHA season after nearly 28 years.
With the shining performances of Son Heung-min, Erling Haaland and Evan Ferguson, the Premier League has just marked the second milestone of three hat-tricks scored on the same day in the most prestigious tournament in the land of fog.
This is also the first time since September 23, 1995, that the tournament has witnessed three hat-tricks of goals scored on the same day. At that time, Robbie Fowler, Alan Shearer and Tony Yeboah scored hat-tricks for Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United respectively.
So after nearly 28 years, that triple-scoring feat was recreated thanks to the excellence of Son Heung-min, Erling Haaland and Evan Ferguson. These are also the players who scored the first hat-trick in the 2023-2024 Premier League season, when the tournament reached round four. Last season there were only eight hat-tricks, and Haaland scored half of them.
Of the three names that have just made their mark, perhaps the name Evan Ferguson of Brighton is also receiving the most attention from the media and fans. Ferguson grew up at Bohemians Club and played in the Irish Championship when he was 15 years old. In 2021, he joined Brighton, before playing prominently last season with 10 goals in 25 matches in all competitions.
This season, he became the team’s main striker, scoring four goals in four matches. At the age of 18, Evan Ferguson is the fourth name at this age to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, after Chris Bart-Williams, Fowler, and Michael Owen. In which Owen scored three hat-tricks for Liverpool in the Premier League before turning 19.
Son Heung Min surpassed ‘senior’ Ronaldo and Drogba in the Premier League
Accordingly, Korean star Son Heung Min has surpassed the scoring record in the English Premier League of “elders” Cristiano Ronaldo and Didiger Drogba.
In the match in round 4 of the NHA tournament that took place last night on September 2, Korean star Son Heung Min shined brightly with a hat-trick of goals, thereby helping Tottenham win a big victory over host Burnley 5. -2.
With this performance, Son officially surpassed his ‘predecessors’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Didiger Drogba in scoring goals at the country’s most prestigious tournament.
Up to now, the Korean striker has 106 goals in the Premier League, 2 more than Didier Drogba and 3 more than Ronaldo. With 106 goals, Son Heung-min also rose to 31st on the list of best scorers in Premier League history.
Three goals against Burnley is the fourth time Son has scored a hat-trick in the Premier League. On the previous three occasions, his victims were Southampton at St. Mary’s in September 2020, Aston Villa at Villa Park in April 2022 and Leicester at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September 2022.
This also helps Son own more Premier League hat-tricks than Cristiano Ronaldo (3), Didier Drogba (3), Frank Lampard (3), Nicolas Anelka (3), Emmanuel Adebayor (3) or Gareth Bale (2). ), Roberto Firmino (2), Steven Gerrard (2).