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Seaman on Fowler’s four minute hat-trick 25 years on – ‘He always scored against me’

first_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES OFF Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Robbie Fowler burst onto the scene at a young age and became an Anfield legend Robbie Fowler scored 183 goals and lifted the FA Cup, League Cup (twice) and the UEFA Cup in a Liverpool shirt It’s 25 years to the day Robbie Fowler scored his famous four minute hat-trick against Arsenal, so talkSPORT asked (made) David Seaman to look back on the historic moment he’d surely prefer to forget.The date was August 28, 1994 when Fowler wrote himself into Anfield folklore by scoring three times in four minutes and 33 seconds – breaking the Premier League record for the fastest ever hat-trick. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas latest LATEST deals Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ stalemate on target 2 “Then for his third, he suddenly got through one-no-one and I thought it’d made a great save, but then all of a sudden Martin came clattering into us both, the ball ricochets off him and fell lovely for Robbie to tap it in.“A hat-trick in four and a half minutes, it’s not something I’ll tell the grandkids!“When you watch Robbie, he scored lots of goals. Not just like good strikes, he scored headers and little lifts over the goalkeeper, he was just a fantastic striker.”Listen back to David Seaman on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above rookie error Speaking on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Seaman said: “He was always one of those guys who scored passed me.“I would make a save and he would always be there for the tap it.“He was on fire that day, and a certain Mr Keown didn’t cover himself in glory – always blame the defenders!“When you watch Robbie, sometimes he would have no backlift and that’s what would catch you out as a goalkeeper. You couldn’t really tell when he was going to shoot.“For his second goal, he half miss-hit the ball through Dicko’s legs [Lee Dixon], it hit the post and went in! Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more getty 2 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta If that wasn’t impressive enough, that it was against the country’s most formidable defence of its day – Arsenal’s back-four of Lee Dixon, Martin Keown, Tony Adams and Nigel Winterburn, with Seaman in goal – made it all the more extraordinary.And the fact he was just 19 years old made it a truly remarkable feat.Fowler was voted Young Player of the Year that season as he ended the campaign on 31 goals in 57 games – he won the award the following year, too.WATCH: Robbie Fowler’s four-minute hat-trick against ArsenalHis record stood for an incredible 21 years until current Liverpool star Sadio Mane, then wearing a Southampton shirt, put three goals past Aston Villa in two minutes and 56 seconds in 2015.And, on the 25th anniversary of Fowler’s legendary treble against the Gunners, there was only one man we could ask about his incredible feat – the man he scored past!And he said the Liverpool hero, who would later be dubbed ‘God’ by the adoring Liverpool fans, was very annoying to play against.last_img

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