When it comes to records and achievements in the world of football, there are always standout moments that capture the imagination of fans and pundits alike. One such moment occurred on 14th February 1998, when a young prodigy by the name of Michael Owen etched his name into the history books.
On that day, Owen became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, a record that still stands to this day.
At the tender age of 18 years and 62 days, Owen showcased his immense talent and potential as he tore apart the Sheffield Wednesday defense.
Playing for Liverpool at the time, Owen’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary, leaving fans and experts in awe of his abilities.
Scoring a hat-trick is a remarkable feat in itself, but to achieve it at such a young age is truly exceptional.
Owen’s first goal came in the 19th minute, as he expertly controlled a long ball before coolly slotting it past the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper.
Just six minutes later, Owen struck again. This time, he displayed his blistering pace as he left the opposition defenders trailing in his wake.
With the ball at his feet, Owen charged towards the goal, leaving no chance for the goalkeeper to react as he dispatched a powerful shot into the back of the net.
The hat-trick was completed in the 62nd minute, as Owen once again demonstrated his clinical finishing. A well-timed run and a perfectly placed shot ensured that he secured his place in history as the youngest player to score a Premier League hat-trick.
It is no surprise that he went on to have a successful career, both at the club and international level.
His performances on the pitch earned him numerous accolades and cemented his status as one of England’s greatest strikers.
His record-breaking hat-trick will forever be etched in Premier League history, a symbol of his incredible skill and the impact he made at such a young age.
This article was updated 1 month ago