It might be an understatement to say that Erling Haaland is very good at putting the ball in the back of the net, and the records the striker has already broken this season with Manchester City prove it.
The 22-year-old has been in the Premier League for just over a month, and it feels like in every game the Norwegian striker has broken a record out of the water in stunning fashion, with Haaland setting new achievements in both the Premier League and the Premier League. UEFA Champions League.
Despite playing just nine games this season in all competitions, Haaland has broken no less than 11 records since joining City as we head into the international break, so let’s take a look at what the former Borussia Dortmund star has actually made this campaign.
To make it a bit more manageable, this feature has been split into three sections that rank Haaland’s records this season from City, Premier League and Champions League, which still doesn’t quite fit the full picture of striker accolades.
Haaland’s records for his new club look like a good start, and boy, the 22-year-old has already achieved some impressive feats with the Manchester giants, namely breaking Sergio Aguero and Micky Quinn’s record of eight goals in five. high-flying games, with the new Scandinavian bagging.
As well as beating City’s top goalscorer in Aguero, Haaland this season became the first player from Manchester’s blue half to score on both his Premier League debut and his Champions League debut.
To cap City’s records, Haaland scored 10 league goals in just six appearances, making him the fastest Cityzen, as well as the Premier League player, to reach double figures in the English top flight.
Breaking records with Manchester City is one thing, but breaking Premier League accolades is another, with Haaland doing just that on more than one occasion this season, such as the fewest games to score two league hat-tricks, a record the striker demolished in just five games, beating the previous record held by Demba Ba at 21.
Haaland also broke Quinn’s record for most Premier League goals in seven games, with the striker netting his 11th of the season against Wolves at the weekend, making the striker the first player in the division to score in his first four. remote devices.
Indeed, Haaland’s nine goals in five appearances means the striker holds that unique Premier League and Bundesliga record, with the striker netting eight for Borussia Dortmund.
A record that Haaland hasn’t broken but is likely to in the coming months is most Premier League goals scored in a single month, with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez still holding that accolade with his 10 goals in December 2013.
UEFA Champions League
Manchester City’s main inspiration for signing Haaland was the striker’s incredible Champions League record, the last piece of silverware Pep Guardiola has yet to earn with the Premier League side, and to no one’s surprise, the English giants look solid favorites to win the competition with their new no. 9.
Only two matches have been played in the Champions League, but that hasn’t stopped Haaland from breaking a plethora of records, with the forward’s winner against former side Dortmund earning two new accolades.
The striker became the youngest player to score for and against the same team in the Champions League at the German giants and put his tally in the competition at 25, making Haaland the fastest player to reach that milestone.
His 25th Champions League goal also marked Haaland’s claim as the player with the most goals in the competition in his first 20 appearances, beating the previous record of 16 held by former Manchester United star Ruud van Nistelrooy and Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado.
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