Premier League returns this weekend after a mixed bag of results for English teams in UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. The biggest match will be on Sunday evening at Anfield between Champions and the current leaders Manchester City against second-placed Liverpool. It is a must win for Jurgen Klopp if his side stands a chance to lift the crown this season. Manchester United will host Newcastle United in a must-win clash, Arsenal and Chelsea will play Fulham and Southampton away while Tottenham will entertain Cardiff at Wembley Stadium. Today, as we wait for the most competitive League to return, let us look at five quickest hat-tricks ever recorded in the world.
5. Ephraim Dodds- 2 mins 30 secs
— Bluekipper.com (@bluekippercom) May 26, 2016
Blackpool v Tranmere, 28 February 1943
Ephraim Dodds is the oldest player in the top five. The Blackpool legend needed 2 minutes and 30 seconds to complete the fifth fastest hat-trick on this list.
4. James Hayter- 2 mins 21 secs
— Brian Seal (@BrianSeal) February 24, 2017
Bournemouth v Wrexham, February 24, 2004
James Hayter hat-trick in 2 minutes and 21 seconds in the year 2004 is the most recent attempt by any player to get in the top five and we have to agree he did well.
3. Jimmy O’Connor- 2 mins 13 secs
And you can watch it here: https://t.co/5A5mpto4F1
— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) November 19, 2017
Shelbourne v Bohemians, November 19, 1967
We don’t get to hear a lot from the Ireland Premier League for obvious reasons but on November 19th, 1967 Jimmy O’Connor 2 minutes 13 seconds hat-trick made the headlines. It is still the fastest in the UK.