Who was the first player to score five goals in an English Premier League match?
The 1994–95 season match between Manchester United and Ipswich Town at Old Trafford, Manchester, took place on 4 March 1995. The two teams went into the match at opposite ends of the table, although Ipswich had beaten United earlier in the season 3–2 at Portman Road. Andy Cole scored a Premier League record five goals in the game to set up a 9–0 win for Manchester United, another Premier League scoring record.
Cole's record five-goal haul was later equalled by Alan Shearer – for Newcastle United against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1999; Jermain Defoe – for Tottenham Hotspur against Wigan Athletic in November 2009; Dimitar Berbatov – for Manchester United against Blackburn Rovers in November 2010; and Sergio Agüero – for Manchester City against Newcastle United in October 2015.
Andrew Alexander Cole (born 15 October 1971) is an English former professional footballer. Playing as a striker, his career lasted from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for his time in the Premier League, with Manchester United, where he spent six years of his career, winning numerous trophies in the process.
He also played in the top division of English football for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley and Nottingham Forest. He is the third-highest goal scorer in Premier League history with 187 goals.