On that day eight years ago, Dimitar Berbatov came into English football history. The Bulgarian striker scored five goals in a match and took a defeat against Manchester United with 7: 1 against Blackburn.
Berbatov equaled the record for the most hits in the Premier League match. Before it was only Andy Cole who had won United against Ipswich with 9-0 in March 1995, Alan Shearer for Newcastles victory against Sheffield Wednesday with 8-0 in September 1999. and Jermaine Defoe for Tottenham vs. Wigan at 9: 1 in November 2009
Berbatov became the first foreigner to score five goals in a Premier League game. Sergio Aguero's success was achieved by Manchester City against Newcastle at 6: 1 in October 2015. Argentina is also the last player with five matches in a match in the English football elite.
Against Blackburn, Berbatov scored in 2nd, 27th, 47th, 62th and 70th minutes to finish a goal in 538 minutes. Successfully United went to the top and at the end of the season, he won the title with nine points before Chelsea and Manchester City.
Berbatov had a great merit for the triumphs "red devils" and finished the 20th championship. He shared the high prize prize with his former Old Trafford team-mate Carlos Tevez, who then played for City Rival City.
For his eight Premier League seasons where defending the colors United, Tottenham and Fulham, the Bulgarian striker played five matches with three or more hits. This gives him the ninth place in the eternal rankings.
With more hatrics than Luis Suarez (6), Wayne Rooney (7), Michael Owen (8), Harry Caine (8), Thierry Henry (8), Robbie Fowler (9), Aguero).
Berbatov, who said the end of his racing career this weekend, has 94 goals in 229 Premier League matches.