Premier League Hat-Tricks (Part 2)

Whilst we're all ready and waiting for the new season to kick-off and celebrating an immediate return to the Premier League. I'll talk you through, in a two-part special, all thirteen of Newcastle's hat-tricks that have been scored at Premier League level.

An interesting stat is that six of those hat-tricks came in the 1993/94 and 2010/11 seasons put together. Those two seasons were Newcastle's first season back in the top flight. Let's hope we can produce more of the same in the near future.


Andy Carroll v Aston Villa (home) (6-0) - 22nd August

With the season already underway the previous weekend, the stage was set for St. James' Park to see Premier League football for the first time in just over a year. The first home game of the season was celebrated in style with six goals past Aston Villa to avenge the sad day Newcastle fans had at Villa Park in May 2009. A great bonus was that local lad, Andy Carroll, who had just received the legendary no.9 shirt, scored his first Premier League hat-trick.

The score was already at 2-0 just after the half hour mark when Carroll added his first goal of the match. A Joey Barton corner was floated in at the back post which was nodded down by Mike Williamson. The ball fell kindly on Carroll's stronger left foot and struck along the floor into the bottom corner. Carroll got his second and Newcastle fourth halfway through the second half. A good piece of battling from Williamson looped the ball up to the waiting Carroll who volleyed the ball home.

Carroll scored his hat-trick goal in added time. Carroll launched a long ball across the pitch to Xisco and he wasn't hanging around to admire it as he continued his dangerous run into the box. Xisco picked him out the man from Gateshead side-footed home his hat-trick to round off a perfect day for the Toon.

Kevin Nolan v Sunderland (home) (5-1) - 31st October

Kevin Nolan wrote himself into the history books as he became the first player to score a hat-trick in a Tyne/Wear derby since Peter Beardsley in January 1985. In my opinion, this match is my favourite Newcastle match since I started playing football and supporting Newcastle when I was about four years of age.

Newcastle were arguably the better side while the score was still goalless. The deadlock was broken by Nolan as a Joey Barton corner was knocked down by Mike Williamson. Nolan, with his back to goal showed great improvisation and produced an overhead kick from just inside the six-yard box to get the black and side of the north east off to a flyer. The second came soon after, Jonas Gutierrez's cross picked out Andy Carroll whose attempted bicycle kick fell at Nolan's feet and in on goal. Nolan made the most of the lack of an offside flag to double the lead. This goal was Newcastle's 900th Premier League goal.

The hat-trick goal made the score 5-0. Another Joey Barton corner found the head of Shola Ameobi to guide the b