sport news Premier League greatest ever hat-tricks: 20-11

SPORTSMAIL'S TOP 50 PREMIER LEAGUE HAT-TRICKS COUNTDOWN 

Arsenal icon Thierry Henry is one of six players to have scored eight or more Premier League hat-tricks.

And one of those fine trios is the 13th best ever, according to DAN RIPLEY who continues the countdown in Sportmail's top 50 Premier League hat-trick series.

In this 20-11 segment, we also remember fine efforts by legend Wayne Rooney, Tottenham Hotspur favourite Jurgen Klinsmann and the man who Henry replaced as Arsenal's record marksman, Ian Wright.

Thierry Henry makes an appearance as Sportsmail's search for the best PL hat-trick continues

Thierry Henry makes an appearance as Sportsmail's search for the best PL hat-trick continues

20. Steven Naismith (EVERTON 3-1 Chelsea) — September 12, 2015

When this game kicked off one of the last things you could think of happening was Steven Naismith scoring a perfect hat-trick.

It wasn't just because he had not scored a Premier League goal all season, nor that he had not scored a top flight goal at Goodison Park for seven months.

Above all it was because he was not even on the pitch. The Scottish striker was sent on for the injured Muhamed Besic in the ninth minute and almost immediately started to dismantle the champions.

A header was followed by a crisp left foot drive from 25 yards before Nemanja Matic clawed a goal back. But Naismith made the points safe for Everton with a right foot finish from an acute angle. These were his last goals for the Toffees before joining Norwich City the following January.

Goal times: 17, 22 and 82

Scotland's Steven Naismith hit a perfect hat-trick to help Everton shoot down Chelsea in 2015

Scotland's Steven Naismith hit a perfect hat-trick to help Everton shoot down Chelsea in 2015

19. Romelu Lukaku (WEST BROMWICH ALBION 5-5 ) — May 19, 2013 

You will be hard pressed to find a dead rubber more memorable than this. Sir Alex Ferguson headed to The Hawthorns for his final match as manager with the title already in the bag.

All the attention was on Ferguson and his finale in the United hot seat after 26 years, and for a long time it was all going to script. United were 3-0 up and while Romelu Lukaku's low bottom corner strike helped West Brom back towards 3-2, United soon restored their three-goal advantage.

But Lukaku was not done. With 10 minutes to play he pulled another goal back with a passing finish into the bottom corner, with Youssouf Mulumbu setting up a tense finale a minute later.

Lukaku did not even need 'Fergie time' to ruin the United boss's big day after completing his treble from close range in an extraordinary ending to the greatest managerial career.

Goal times: 50, 80 and 86

He plays for them now but in 2013 Romulu Lukaku scored three against Manchester United

He plays for them now but in 2013 Romulu Lukaku scored three against

18. Andy Cole ( 9-0 Ipswich Town) — March 4, 1995 

Ipswich Town were already looking doomed in their battle against relegation, but optimistic fans would have travelled to Old Trafford with a slither of hope having seen their side win the reverse fixture 3-2 earlier in the season.

But that was a side without Andy Cole and by the time the teams met again the gulf in class was there to see. Cole became the first Premier League player to score five goals in one game as he ripped apart an ageing Tractor Boys side along with goals from Roy Keane, Paul Ince and a brace from Mark Hughes.

This total annihilation at Old Trafford remains the biggest winning margin ever recorded in a Premier League game… yet United were still pipped to the title by Blackburn Rovers.

Goal times: 19, 37, 53, 65 and 87

Andy Cole fired five goals past Ipswich in United's record-breaking 9-0 victory back in 1995

Andy Cole fired five goals past Ipswich in United's record-breaking 9-0 victory back in 1995

17. Ian Wright (ARSENAL 4-1 Bolton Wanderers) — September 13, 1997 

'Just done it 179'. Except when Ian Wright took off his shirt to reveal the message that he had broken Cliff Bastin's Arsenal goal scoring record, he had not.

The striker had only matched it with a precise finish across goal but his embarrassment was short-lived. Five minutes later Wright tapped home probably the easiest of his 185 Arsenal goals… before revealing the shirt again.

Wright continued to terrorise Bolton and completed a historic and perfect afternoon with a well placed volley into the bottom corner to ensure it was his hat-trick rather than his counting skills that stole the headlines.

Goal times: 20, 25 and 81

Ian Wright scored a hat-trick and became Arsenal's record scorer by downing Bolton in 1997

Ian Wright scored a hat-trick and became Arsenal's record scorer by downing Bolton in 1997

16. Fredi Bobic (BOLTON WANDERERS 4-1 Ipswich Town) — April 6, 2002 

Throughout the entire 2001-02 season Fredi Bobic scored just four league goals. The Germany striker spent half of it on loan at Bolton Wanderers and was largely anonymous in his 16-match run.

But Bobic needed just one afternoon to become a hero among Trotters fans as he produced a hat-trick in a relegation battle with Ipswich Town that not only all but ensured his side's survival but effectively doomed the Tractor Boys at the same time.

Come the end of the season it proved crucial. Bolton stayed up by four points but had they lost against Ipswich then Sam Allardyce's team would have been relegated instead of Town. Four top half finishes across the next decade in the top flight followed for the Trotters while Ipswich have not been back since.

Goal times: 2, 30 and 38

Fredi Bobic scored four league goals in the 2001-02 season... three of them came in one game

Fredi Bobic scored four league goals in the 2001-02 season... three of them came in one game

15. Jurgen Klinsmann (Wimbledon 2-6 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR) — May 2, 1998

With just two games of the season to play, Tottenham were still in serious relegation trouble sitting three points and two places above the bottom three when they travelled to Wimbledon.

Those concerns only increased when a Peter Fear brace saw Wimbledon come from behind to take the lead following a Les Ferdinand opener.

But from then on the game was all about Jurgen Klinsmann, who equalised before half-time before scoring three times in the opening 15 minutes of the second half to completely rip the game away from the Dons.

The German even played a

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