Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 11 hat-tricks following his 56-minute treble against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Argentina star struck twice in the first half at the Etihad Stadium and added a third with a penalty to put City 5-0 up soon after the interval and earn a share of top spot alongside former Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Shearer.
Aguero, City’s all-time top scorer, became the sixth player to register 200 goal involvements for a single Premier League side in the process while surpassing Tommy Johnson and Eric Brook as the club’s most prolific player in league fixtures.
The 30-year-old’s dominant display against a thoroughly outplayed Chelsea marked his second treble in the space of a week, having inflicted similar damage upon Arsenal seven days earlier.
Robbie Fowler is third on the hat-trick leaderboard with nine, while Tottenham’s Harry Kane (eight) is the only other active Premier League player to have notched more than three.