Erling Haaland is having a dream football moment. The season is not yet over and the still only 22-year-old Norwegian cannonballer has broken the competition’s historic record held by the legendary Andy Cole and Alan Shearer during his first year in the Premier League.
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table when they won 3-0 at home to West Ham in the 28th round.
Erling Haaland confirmed his phenomenal form in the match, scoring a goal once again to set a spectacular record.
After Arsenal had mastered their match with Chelsea, tearing the Blues’ defence to shreds especially in the first half, Pep Guardiola’s team had to score again. City only managed to do that in the second half of the game when Aké, Haaland and Foden scored in succession.
It was Haaland’s second goal that was really worth it, as he beat goalkeeper Fabianski with a beautiful long-range effort. Still only 22 years old, the Norwegian is having a dream season. With five games left in the season, Haaland leads the league scorers’ table.
Yesterday’s goal in the West Ham net marked his 35th goal, a historic milestone in the competition’s history.
Leading the Premier League’s goals in a season category so far have been the duo of legendary cannonballers Andy Cole and Alan Shearer, who scored 34 goals in the 1993/1994 and 1994/1995 seasons respectively.
Haaland has five more games to go to increase his lead at the top of that statistic. To the young Norwegian international’s credit, he has scored that number of goals in just a whopping 31 matches.
Moreover, this is Nora’s first ever season on the islands and already has a historic feel to it. Where does Haaland even have a base? And can the young striker lead his team to the expected treble? If he does, he will surely attack the highest rungs of the Ballon d’Or awards.
Source: Twitter CANAL+ Sport CZ/SK, Fabrizio Romano
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