Teemu Pukki becomes only second player EVER to score five goals in his first three Prem games

By | 24th August 2019

TEEMU PUKKI has become only the second player ever to score five goals in his first three Premier League games.

The Norwich striker continued his stunning start to the season by netting an equaliser against Chelsea to make it 2-2 at Carrow Road.

Teemu Pukki has become a hero at Carrow Road and is already smashing it in the Prem
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Teemu Pukki slotted the ball past Chelsea keeper Kepa to make it 2-2
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You might be hard pressed to remember the other player Pukki now shares that impressive honour with.

Back in January 2012 Fulham signed Pavel Pogrebnyak from German outfit Stuttgart.

And three Prem games later he was already a hero with the Craven Cottage faithful after netting after three games.

And he did it in some style – smashing a perfect hat-trick in game number three against Wolves in a 5-0 thrashing.

PUKS A PUNCH

Pukki’s goal against Chelsea also means he becomes the 10th player to have scored in each of his first Premier League appearances.

SunSport exclusively revealed how the Finnish striker once had a Chelsea trial and that his current boss Daniel Farke kept tabs on him after first seeing him at Schalke.

And SunSport columnist and former Manchester United and Stoke man Danny Higginbotham is already a big fan. 


He described him as an “absolute nightmare” for defenders because of his “non-stop work-rate”.

Higginbotham highlighted how the 29-year-old never allows opponents to settle and that his movement creates “a real dilemma for the opposition defence”.

And that’s exactly what Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen found to their cost in the Premier League clash.

Pavel Pogrebnyak is the only other player to score five goals in his first three Premier League games – back in 2012 for Fulham
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This post written by John Hutchinson originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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