Son’s 14-minute hat-trick isn’t even in the Premier League’s ten fastest trebles

Son Heung-min produced heroics off the bench to find the net on three separate occasions over the course of 14 minutes on Saturday evening.

The South Korean international pushed the game out of the clutches of Leicester City – who were hit for six by Tottenham. However, despite the quick-fire nature of Son's hat-trick, it doesn't even break the top ten for quickest in the Premier League.

In fact, Sadio Mane's two-minute 56-second hat-trick renders Son's Saturday haul as quite slow. Mane holds the record for the quickest hat-trick when he was at Southampton for his treble against Aston Villa in 2015.

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The podium is completed with Robbie Fowler's four-minute 33-second haul against Arsenal in 1994 and Jermain Defoe's seven-minute treble against Wigan.

Fowler's haul were the only goal of the game as his Liverpool side put Arsenal to the sword. While Defoe's Tottenham battered Wigan 9-1 in a sublime performance that saw the diminutive striker net five times – three of which came in seven minutes.

If Son was to break the top ten, he'd have needed to shave four minutes off his time.

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Son told BBC Sport: "It was an amazing feeling.

"I couldn't believe it [when I scored]. All the frustration and what I had, disappointment and negative feeling just went. I couldn't move so I stood still. It made me really happy.

"Football is crazy sometimes. Sometimes the ball didn't want to go inside and three times [it did today]. It changes everything. I learned so much in this tough period. I need to work hard every time to get the chance. Three lucky goals and I'm really proud."


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