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Andrei Arshavin joins list of four-star shooters

Andrei Arshavin has become a member of an exclusive list of players to have scored four or more goals in a Premier League match, joining the likes of Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Gianluca Vialli and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

 

Arshavin’s remarkable four goals at Anfield also allowed the Russian to claim a first in the Premier League - he is the first player to score four goals and fail to finish on the winning side.

It was the 19th time a player has scored four goals in a Premier League game and the first for a year, since Frank Lampard’s four for Chelsea against Derby 13 months ago.

He is the second Arsenal player to score four goals in a Premier League game, following Thierry Henry’s achievement in a 5-0 win over Leeds in 2004.

Arshavin is only the sixth player to score four PL goals away.

Four-goal hauls in the Premier League:

Efan Ekoku (Norwich) Everton 1 Norwich 5 (25.9.93)

Andrew Cole (5, Man Utd) Man Utd 9 Ipswich 0 (4.3.95)

Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) Liverpool 5 Bolton 2 (23.9.95)

Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) Liverpool 5 Middlesbrough 1 (14.12.96)

Gianluca Vialli (Chelsea) Barnsley 0 Chelsea 6 (24.8.97)

Jurgen Klinsmann (Spurs) Wimbledon 2 Spurs 6 (2.5.98)
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Michael Owen (Liverpool) Liverpool 5 Nottm Fst 1 (24.10.98)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man Utd) Nottm Fst 1 Man Utd 8 (6.2.99)
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Andrew Cole (Man Utd) Man Utd 5 Newcastle 1 (30.8.99)

Alan Shearer (5, Newcastle) Newcastle 8 Sheff Wed 0 (19.9.99)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man Utd) Man Utd 5 Everton 1 (4.12.99)

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea) Chelsea 6 Coventry 1 (21.10.00)

Mark Viduka (Leeds) Leeds 4 Liverpool 3 (4.11.00)
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Michael Owen (Liverpool) WBA 0 Liverpool 6 (26.4.03)

Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Arsenal 5 Leeds 0 (16.4.04)
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Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Portsmouth) Portsmouth 5 Middlesbrough 1 (15.3.04)

Dimitar Berbatov (Spurs) Spurs 6 Reading 4 (29.12.07)
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Frank Lampard (Chelsea) Chelsea 6 Derby 1 (12.3.08)
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Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal) Liverpool 4 Arsenal 4 (21.4.09)

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