erling holland broke Premier Leagueholds the single-season scoring record Manchester City The striker scored his 35th goal of an incredible campaign in a 3-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old equaled the previous-best mark of 34 jointly scored by Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer in a win over Fulham on Sunday, and his 70th-minute goal against West Ham left Haaland with five games to spare. Saw receiving. Left to play in the current campaign.
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Haaland scored his record goal in typical classy fashion as he raced past Jack Grealish’s defense and fired past keeper Lukasz Fabianski to double City’s lead in pursuit of a fifth Premier League title in six years Gave.
“It’s a special night and a special moment. I’m really happy and proud. I don’t know what else to say,” Haaland told Sky Sports. “Of course, I knew about the record, but we tried to create chances to score and it was not easy because they wanted to defend. We struggled in the first half but they finally came.”
Cole had a 34-goal season Newcastle United In his second year in the Premier League, 1993–94, Shearer equaled it the following season to lead Blackburn Rovers to the title.
Cole and Shearer both made a mark in the 42-game season. Haaland, whose 35 goals have come in just 31 league appearances, had already surpassed the previous record for a 38-game Premier League season when mohammad salah scored 32 runs for liverpool in 2017-18.
City players formed a guard of honor after the game at the Etihad Stadium, enthusiastically smashing Haaland on the head as he ran off in celebration.
City boss Pep Guardiola said after the match, “I think he deserved it, the whole team deserved it because without the team he couldn’t have done it.” “We are very happy for him, he is a joy – not only to work with him – everyone is happy to have him with us. Surely this record will be broken sooner or later, maybe by him in the future. He Will score a lot of goals.
“Obviously, when there is a special occasion we have to show how special it is. Today it was with Erling and Andy Cole and Alan Shearer to cross the situation. They are incredible top strikers so This is special.”
His father Alfie Haaland, who played for Manchester City, watched from a box with a wide smile and accepted congratulations from everyone around him.
Records have fallen on an almost weekly basis for Haaland in a dream first season at the Etihad Stadium since his transfer from . Borussia Dortmund the last summer.
The Norwegian star has broken the previous record for most goals by a Premier League player in all competitions. His 52 goals is more than the 44 scored by Ruud van Nistelrooy. Manchester United in 2002-03 and Salah in 2017-18.
Haaland is still a ways off surpassing the all-time record for most goals scored in England’s top division. Legendary Dixie Dean scored 60 goals everton In 1927-28.