Berbatov strikes five

… joins Cole, Shearer and Defoe in EPL history books

By: Kofi Owusu Aduonum

Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to striker Dimitar Berbatov after his five goals helped Manchester United thump Blackburn 7-1 at Old Trafford.

Berbatov becomes the fourth player to score five times in a Premier League match, emulating the feats of Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Jermain Defoe.

“It was a fantastic achievement by Berbatov,” said the United boss, whose side leapt to the top of the league.

“It helped him to strike early because he hadn’t scored in 10 games.”

Berbatov’s first came in the second minute as United ran Rovers ragged almost from the first whistle to the last.

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