Erling Haaland has surpassed the last record of 32 goals scored, which was set by Mohamed Salah during his 2017/2018 season for Liverpool.
Erling Haaland has broken the English Premier League record for goals scored in a 38 games season after he found the back of the net for the 33rd time of the season in Manchester City’s triumph over Arsenal on Wednesday, 26th of April.
The Norwegian goal machine has been in incredible form throughout his debut season in the Premier League and has been hunting the goalscoring record set by Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah.
Before Erling Haaland’s arrival, the record had been held by the Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah since the 2017/2018 campaign, when he scored 32 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool.
Erling Haaland, the 22-year-old former Borussia Dortmund striker leveled Salah’s record during Man City’s 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened Leicester City this month, before overtaking the Egypt international with his late strike against Mikel Arteta’s men.
The former RB Salzburg striker has been instrumental for Pep Guardiola’s team this season, scoring 49 goals across all competitions.
The Norwegian has not only scored an outstanding amount of goals in the Premier League, but he has also scored 12 goals in eight Champions League matches, three goals in three FA Cup appearances, and one goal in two Carabao Cup appearances.
Perhaps his best performance came when he scored five goals in City’s 7-0 rout of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
Only Lionel Messi, before him, had ever achieved such record in the history of the competition, but now he had joined that elite team.
Haaland now holds a nine-goal lead over Harry Kane, his closest competitor for this season’s Castrol Golden Boot title race.
On the other hand, Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer both scored 34 goals in a single season (1993–1994), therefore Erling Haaland still isn’t the league’s all-time leading scorer in a single season.
However, with six Premier League games left, the Norwegian forward is still in good shape to overtake both of them.
In the summer transfer window, the Norwegian forward moved to Manchester City from Dortmund for 51 million pounds.
He got right to work, scoring twice in City’s 2-0 win over West Ham United in his Premier League debut.
During City’s victories over Crystal Palace, Wolves, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United, he scored a hat trick on four separate occasions.
In addition to his goal-scoring prowess, the Norwegian international has chipped in six assists for his City teammates this season.
What’s next for Haaland and Manchester City?
Erling Haaland will be back in action for the Citizens on Sunday, 30th of April when Pep Guardiola’s men will lock horns against Fulham in the English Premier League.
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