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On this day - January 12

Posted on 12 January 2014  - 08:00

A photographic take on 'On This Day' where we'll dig deep into our archives to bring you the images to represent what was happening on this day in our history.

Robbie beats Espen Baardsen to score his hat-trick against Everton and clinch our 4-3 win - 11 years ago todayKeano salutes the fans at the Lane

Today is all about Robbie Keane...


2003 - Robbie Keane scored his first hat-trick for the club in a thrilling 4-3 win against Everton at the Lane. The Toffees took the lead through Brian McBride on 10 minutes, quickly levelled by Gus Poyet. Robbie then put us 2-1 and 3-2 up, only for the Toffees to level on both occasions. The legendary striker had the final word seven minutes from time, racing through before lifing the ball over former Spur Espen Baardsen for his hat-trick goal and the winner. 'Keano' went on to score 91 goals in the Premier League - joint-second with Jermain Defoe behind Teddy Sheringham - and is 10th on our all-time goalscoring list with 122 goals in his two spells, 2002-2008, 2009-2011.

Below - Keano's famous cartwheel celebration after grabbing his hat-trick goal...

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