Mane, Aguero, no Son: What's the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history?

Son Heung-min after his hat-trick v Leicester

Son Heung-min came up with the perfect response to being left out of the starting XI by Tottenham boss Antonio Conte for the visit of Leicester on Saturday evening, blasting a 13-minute hat-trick from the bench.

The 30-year-old was introduced to the action just before the hour mark with Spurs holding a slender 3-2 advantage.

Son had failed to score in his six previous Premier League outings this season but opened his account for the campaign in fine style, curing a delightful right-footed shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Just nine minutes later, he found the net again with an even more impressive strike – this time with his left peg.

That goal essentially guaranteed all three points for the home side. However, Son wasn’t done.

He capped off a sensational individual performance by securing the match ball with his third goal of the evening three minutes later to make it 6-2- although a VAR check for offside did threaten to spoil the party temporarily.

Video: Son secures a quick-fire hat-trick for Spurs v Leicester

Blistering stuff from Son! That said, his treble was far from record-setting.

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In fact, his hat-trick against the Foxes doesn’t even make it into the top 10 fastest in Premier League history.

Assuming Son fancies bagging himself a top 10 spot in the future, we’ve taken a look below at the times he’ll need to beat.

To clarify, these reflect the time between when the first goal and the third goal being scored in each instance; i.e. not from kick-off until the third goal.

Here is the 10-man list in full, taken as per Pundit Feed.

The 10 fastest hat-tricks in Premier League history

10. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 10 minutes (Nottingham Forest 1-8 MAN UTD, 1999)

9. Teddy Sheringham – 10 minutes (MAN UTD 5-0 Southampton, 2000)

8. Jermaine Pennant – 10 minutes (ARSENAL 6-1 Southampton, 2003)

7. Ian Wright – 9 minutes (ARSENAL 4-1 Ipswich, 1995)

6. Sergio Aguero – 8 minutes (MAN CITY 6-1 Newcastle, 2015)

Video: Sergio Aguero smashes five goals past Newcastle in 2015

5. Andy Carroll – 7 minutes 14 seconds (WEST HAM 3-3 Arsenal, 2016)

4. Gabriel Agbonlahor – 7 minutes (ASTON VILLA 4-2 Man City, 2008)

3. Jermain Defoe – 7 minutes (SPURS 9-1 Wigan, 2009)

2. Robbie Fowler – 4 minutes 33 seconds (LIVERPOOL 3-0 Arsenal, 1994)

1. Sadio Mane – 2 minutes 56 seconds (SOUTHAMPTON 6-1 Aston Villa, 2015)

Records are made to be broken. However, it’s going to take an almighty effort for anyone to overhaul Mane’s incredible 176-second hat-trick for Southampton against Villa.

You can check out footage of the Senegalese superstar making history below but, to put it into context, Mane notched his hat-trick almost five times as quickly as Son managed to bring up his treble against Leicester.

Absolutely outrageous stuff!

Video: Sadio Mane made Premier League history in 2015 with a 176-second hat-trick for Southampton

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