There’s no better feeling for a player than bagging a hat-trick.
A hat-trick usually guarantees your side three points but the Premier League has featured five instances of a player on the losing side scoring three goals.
Let’s take a look at the unlucky lads, shall we…
Matt Le Tissier – Oldham 4-3 Southampton
The first instance was way back in 1993 when the recent introduction of Teletext changed the way people kept up with football scores. Remember Teletext? No, okay then.
Le Tiss scored three against Oldham (yes they were once a top flight club) away at Boundary Park giving the hosts a scare when he dragged his beloved Saints back from 4-1 down to 4-3.
By the looks of it the game was played on a swamp.
Matt Le Tissier – Southampton 3 – 4 Nottingham Forest
Incredibly Le Tissier repeated the feat two years later.
Southampton carried the ‘one-man team’ tag for a few seasons in the 90s and it’s easy to see why.
Two penalties and a free-kick in this one for Le Tiss but once again no points to show for it. It’s a cruel world we live in.
Dion Dublin – Sheffield Wednesday 4 -3 Coventry
Another fixture that wouldn’t look out of place in League 1 these days.
Dion Dublin has the honour of being part of the select group of player who have scored over 100 goals in the Premier League.
Three of the target man’s 111 came in Coventry’s defeat away at Sheffield Wednesday in 1995.
Three times Dublin gave his side the lead and three times they gave it away.
Bet the defenders kept their distance from Dion after that one.
Dwight Yorke – Newcastle 4-3 Aston Villa
The smiley poacher bagged a hat-trick in a losing effort for Villa at St James’ Park in 1997.
The visitors went down to ten men and were never really in the game but Yorke took home and match ball and would join Man U the following summer.
How did he do there? Only went and won the bloody treble in his first season.
Roque Santa Cruz – Wigan 5-3 Blackburn
After Yorke’s losing hat-trick nobody would repeat the act for over decade until Roque Santa Cruz did it for Blackburn in 2007.
The Paraguayan forward dragged his team back into the game from 3-0 down but wasn’t even allowed to take home the match ball as Marcus Bent scored a hat-trick for Wigan.
They should have split the ball down the middle and taken half each. it’s only fair.