Haaland broke the long-standing goal scoring record in the Premier League
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has once again written his name in
to the Premier League record books. Last night he scored his 35th goal of the season, breaking the old record of 34.
Norwegian-born player Erling Haaland has taken the football world by storm. He has been a consistent performer for his club in the Premier League.
Manchester City were playing against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadiu
m. City had comfortably won the match 3-0,
Manchester City were playing against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium. City had comfortably won the match 3-0,
the whole stadium erupted. Haaland saw the ball go into the goal, ran towards the home crowd, and did his signatur
e yoga meditation pose celebration.
It took Haaland just 31 games to break this record, and there are still five more games left to play
This is Haaland's debut season in the Premier League after he was bought by City last year from Borussia Dortmund
The record was previously held jointly by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, who scored 34 goals in a single season.
Shearer was playing for Blackburn in the 1994–95 season when he scored 34 goals, equaling Cole's 34 goals for
Newcastle in the 1993–94 season
There were 22 clubs in the top tier in both years, giving them an extra four games to play. Shearer started all 42 games in his record season, while Cole missed two.
His 35 goals in a single campaign are the most by any player in the English top flight since Ron Davies' record of 37 goals for Southampton in 1966–1967