Erling Haaland holds the record of the most goals in a 38 game Premier League. Haaland’s late strike in the 4-1 win over Arsenal extends his lead for the Golden Boot. This also means that he has now surpassed Liverpools Mohamed Salah’s record of 38 games, after the Egyptian reached 32 in 2017/18.
Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer share the Premier League record for the longest period of time. They scored 34 in 1993/94 and 1995/96, respectively, when the season consisted of 42 games. Haaland only needs two more goals in the seven remaining league matches to break the record. Haaland has scored eight goals in eight consecutive league games.
The form of the No.9 during his first season in England was pivotal in the quest for Pep guardiola to win a third title in a series and a fifth in six years. He scored 18 goals in 13 Premier League games, including three hat-tricks.
Haaland now has a total of 49 goals this season, a new club record. This is more than any other Premier League player has scored in all competitions. Salah and Ruud Van Nistelrooy both had 44 goals in 2002/03, but Haaland’s 49 are the most in the league. In the UEFA Champions League, he has scored 11 goals in 7 appearances.
Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Treble’s pursuit will depend on them
Kevin de Bruyne provided the silk and Steel as Manchester City’s seemingly inexorable momentum consumed Arsenal at their so-called Premier League Title Decider match at Etihad Stadium. It’s possible there will be some twists and turn, but it is unlikely that City won’t win their fifth title in six years after they thrashed the league leaders.
City’s 4-1 win was no reflection on their superiority. Pep Guardiola’s side made a mockery out of the prematch hype that this would be a close affair decided by the smallest margins. De Bruyne & Haaland were the key players in the game. The margins of victory were huge. Guardiola acknowledged that there was a deliberate ploy to use De Bruyne to open up Arsenal. It had a very devastating impact.
He said: “We have always had a tremendous attacking threat, but the connection between Erling Kevin is exceptional. We tried to make the most of it. Kevin is always pushing himself and believes he can perform better, but in this form he moves behind Granit or Thomas Partey. He has more freedom. It is so dangerous to opponents. It’s so important to have Erling, Kevin and Erling together. Kevin is the master at the assist, whether Erling plays or not. Erling can score goals with Kevin or without Erling. But together they are dangerous .”