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?
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:
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