The Norwegian striker has set a new Premier League record by scoring his 35th league goal of the campaign against West Ham
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has broken the record for most goals in a Premier League season by scoring his 35th league goal of the campaign against West Ham. The Norwegian striker had already set a record for a 38-game season, beating Mohamed Salah’s 32 goals for Liverpool in 2017-18.
Haaland’s 35th top-flight goal of the season came via a deft finish in the second half of a 3-0 win against the Hammers that sent City back to the top of the league. He was given a guard of honour by his team-mates, boss Pep Guardiola and the club’s backroom staff after the final whistle at Etihad Stadium.
Haaland has been in sensational form this season, scoring at an incredible rate and breaking records along the way. He has been instrumental in Manchester City’s success this season, helping them to win both the Premier League and the Carabao Cup. His performances have also earned him a place on the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
The 22-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from Manchester City this summer, with several top European clubs reportedly interested in signing him. However, he has remained focused on his football and has continued to deliver impressive performances on the pitch.
Haaland’s incredible form this season has led many to compare him to some of the greatest strikers in Premier League history. His record-breaking performances have put him in the same bracket as Alan Shearer, Andrew Cole and Thierry Henry, among others.
Despite his young age and relative lack of experience in English football, Haaland has already established himself as one of the best strikers in the world. His incredible talent and work ethic have made him one of the most exciting players to watch in world football today.