As Erling Haaland, with his hair down, scored Manchester City’s fourth goal in the emphatic win against Arsenal, another record tumbled to the might of the Norwegian.
That was his 33rd goal of the Premier League season. With that, he surpassed Mohamed Salah’s tally of 32 goals and became the Premier League player with the most goals in a single season.
However, there is an asterisk attached, which, presumably, will be removed soon with the speed at which Haaland is going.
Premier League’s top scorer all-time in one season record is jointly held by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole. The pair scored 34 goals each. However, that came when the Premier League season had 42 games instead of the 38 now.
ERLING HAALAND BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST GOALS IN A 38-GAME PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON 👑 pic.twitter.com/iOInT5j1co
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Andy Cole achieved this feat first with his 34-goal season in 1993/94. Alan Shearer match it exactly a year later.
Erling Haaland has 33 goals in just 29 games. It is a matter of when and not if he breaks the record of most goals in a Premier League season outright, with no asterisks. When he does, it will add another feather to the Erling Haaland records book which seems to getting bigger every week.
Erling Haaland and Manchester City chasing the dream season
While records are tumbling in the background, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are aiming to achieve an immortal season.
The Cityzens are in the final of the FA Cup and face Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals. Furthermore, with this win against Arsenal, the Premier League title is theirs to lose.
In English football history, only their arch-rivals, Manchester United have managed to win the treble. If Erling Haaland-led Manchester City replicate that achievement, they will go down in record books as arguably the finest English side of all time.
So much for the “Erling Haaland will score goals but make Manchester City weaker” arguments!