The Manchester City striker is closing in on the record since 1992 but Tottenham ace isn’t far behind
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored three Premier League hat-tricks this season after putting a treble past Chelsea on Sunday.
Having already helped Pep Guardiola’s men to beat Huddersfield 6-1 and Arsenal 3-1, he’s now co-leader in the race for the Golden Boot with 17, along with Mohamed Salah.
Against Chelsea, it was the 11th hat-trick in his league career for Man City, drawing him level with the legendary Alan Shearer, and putting him two ahead of Tottenham forward Harry Kane.
Last season Kane scored back-to-back hat-tricks for Spurs, while he also top scored at the World Cup and grabbed three in one game against Panama but he faces a tough ask beating the Argentinian right now having scored none this campaign.
Here, talkSPORT.com looks at how far the deadly duo are from breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League hat-trick record.
Premier League hat-tricks
Alan Shearer: 11
Sergio Aguero: 11
Robbie Fowler: 9
Harry Kane: 8
Thierry Henry: 8
Michael Owen: 8
Wayne Rooney: 7
Luis Suarez: 6
The former Newcastle, Blackburn and England striker scored his last hat-trick in 1999 and also remains the league’s top scoring player with 260 goals.
At the time of writing, Aguero is on 160 Premier League goals in 229 games with Kane on 122 in 172.