Michael Owen has only one hat-trick for Newcastle United in the last three seasons.
Michael Owen – scored his only hat-trick for Newcastle at Upton Park
That was back in December, 2005, when Graeme Souness managed the club, and Owen was partnered up front by Alan Shearer. We remember well how they tore apart the West Ham defense on that day and we won the game more easily than the 4-2 scoreline suggests.
But Michael is now preparing to return to Upton Park tomorrow, and he is scoring goals again with abandon, six goals in six games for the England star.
Michael spoke to Newcastle World TV this week:
“I remember the game was quite near my birthday and it was my first hat-trick for the club,” “In fact, that’s my one and only hat-trick.â€
“I thought I was going to get another one against Sunderland last week when I had two at half-time, but the chance never really came.â€
“It’s my first time back to Upton Park and obviously I wouldn’t mind a repeat of the last time because we won 4-2 as well.â€
“We’re in a great run at the moment and we’re going into games not fearing anyone.â€ “We are confident and hopefully we can get at least a point at West Ham and maybe even the win.”
We need all 3 points at West Ham United tomorrow, thatâ€™s the first priority.
But if Michael can indeed get a hat-trick he will really be the man of the moment at Newcastle, although thatâ€™s exactly what he is right now with his important two goals that sealed our great win against rivals Sunderland last Sunday.
But Michael is in the form where it wouldnâ€™t really be a big surprise if he netted three goals tomorrow.Â Â But are we dreaming?Â 😀