Revealed! Where does Sunderland's hat-trick hero Jermain Defoe rank among Premier League legends?

Jermain Defoe celebrates with Sunderland teammates after his hat-trick against Swansea City

Jermain Defoe celebrates with Sunderland teammates after his hat-trick against Swansea City

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Jermain Defoe's match-winning hat-trick in the 4-2 victory against Swansea City was his fourth in the Premier League.

But how does the 33-year-old compare to other top flight legends?

Jermain Defoe with the match ball after his hat-trick against Swansea City

Jermain Defoe with the match ball after his hat-trick against Swansea City

Figures from the Premier League reveal only 11 players in the competition's history have scored more hat-tricks than the former West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth striker, with Defoe 11th on the all-time goalscorers list with 137 goals.

Most hat-tricks in the Premier League:

11: Shearer

9: Fowler

8: Henry, Owen

6: Rooney, Suarez

5: Van Nistelrooy, A Cole, Van Persie, Berbatov, I Wright

4: Sutton, K Campbell, Defoe, L Ferdinand, Tevez, Hasselbaink, Le Tissier, Yakubu, Yorke, Aguero, Sheringham, Torres

The ex-England striker certainly enjoys facing Swansea City too, with five goals in his past six league matches against them.

The 33-year-old has scored five goals in Sunderland’s last two Premier League games, as Allardyce’s men have recorded victories over fellow strugglers Aston Villa and Swansea.

His second strike at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night was his 50th Premier League goal away from home and his total of 51 matches that of legends Ian Wright and Steven Gerrard.

And his record in the top flight is bettered by only 14 players. Here is the full list:

Most Barclays Premier League away goals:

87 Alan Shearer

85 Wayne Rooney

85 Frank Lampard

83 Andrew Cole

70 Michael Owen

67 Robin van Persie

64 Teddy Sheringham

60 Robbie Fowler

59 Ryan Giggs

56 Nicolas Anelka, Les Ferdinand

55 Thierry Henry

54 Emile Heskey

52 Dion Dublin

51 Jermain Defoe, Ian Wright, Steven Gerrard