Erling Haaland continues to set records.
Written by Ayanda Nyuswa on 16 April, 2023
By: Simtho Dladla
Erling Haaland has equaled the Premier League record for most goals scored during a 38-game season. The Manchester City striker scored twice in the opening 25 minutes of Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Leicester.
The Norwegian then made it 3-0 after 25 minutes as he latched on to a Kevin de Bruyne pass and clinically beat the onrushing Daniel Iversen with a trademark finish.
Starting the game on 30 Premier League goals, he was on 32 by the time 25 minutes had elapsed at the Etihad Stadium, his first goal a penalty and the second a delicate clipped finish over Daniel Iversen in the Leicester goal. It was that one that tied Mohamed Salah’s record for most goals in a 38-game Premier League season, set in 2018.
It raises the possibility that Haaland could eclipse the greatest goal-scoring season in English football history.