Canary killer Luis Suarez scored a first-half hat trick against Norwich in a span of just 20 minutes on Wednesday, making him the first Premier League player ever to score three hat tricks against the same side. Suarez previously scored two hatters against Norwich in April and September of last year.
3 - Luis Suarez is the first player in Premier League history to score three hat-tricks against the same team (Norwich). Menace.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
The fact Suarez needed just five career meetings to accomplish this feat against the Canaries is simply astounding. The way he did so, too, is breathtaking. Suarez’s first goal was an audacious 40-yard strike that lobbed the keeper, while his third was a brilliant blend of control, technique and power, making a defender looks very silly in the process.
Watch Suarez’s goals below:
Just for good measure, the Uruguayan added a fourth goal in the second half with yet another masterfully taken direct free kick. That brought his career goalscoring tally against Norwich to 11 goals.
Suarez now leads the league in scoring with 13 goals, two more than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. And remember, Suarez sat out the first six games of the season for his bite attack on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season.
Is there any doubt that he is the league’s best player at the moment?