Double scorer with Manchester City against Leicester (3-1) this Saturday during the 31e Premier League day, Erling Haaland made history a bit more.
Thanks to his double on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, Erling Haaland took his total to 32 goals this season in 28 Premier League matches (current series). The Norwegian international (23 caps, 21 goals) made the break from the penalty spot (2-0, 13e) before adding to the score with a deep pass from Kevin De Bruyne (3-0, 25e).
The composure of Erling Haaland for his double! 😍
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Haaland wipes Salah off the shelves
Then spared and replaced at half-time, the Norwegian cyborg thus equals Mohamed Salah’s record for the number of league goals scored in a 38-game season. The Egyptian international (87 caps, 49 goals) had achieved this feat during the 2017-2018 financial year.
With a ratio of more than one goal per game, Haaland should easily beat the Pharaoh’s record, while there are 8 days left before the curtain falls on the Premier League. The former Borussia Dortmund phenomenon now has Andy Cole and Alan Shearer in his sights, co-holders of the record of 34 goals, respectively during the 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 seasons, which were played over 42 games.
Salah still has many records
Mo Salah, however, retains several records away from the bulimic Norwegian striker. Indeed, the Liverpool winger remains both the best African scorer in Premier League history (126 goals), African top scorer in the Champions League (48 goals), Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League (131 goals) or even top scorer for Liverpool in the Champions League (42 goals).