Erling Haaland became the top scorer in a Premier League season on Wednesday evening, all formats combined, by scoring his 35th goal in the Manchester City jersey against West Ham in a late match of the 28th day.
It took him less than nine months to break that record. In Manchester City’s 3-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday night, Erling Haaland scored his 35th league goal of the season. Which makes him the new record holder for the number of goals scored in a Premier League season. His teammates did not fail to congratulate him after the final whistle.
In the 71st minute of the match, ideally launched by Jack Grealish, the 22-year-old Norwegian went to beat Lukasz Fabianski with a stung ball for the 2-0. For his first season with the Mancunian club, he wiped out Andy Cole and Alan Shearer who had stopped at 34 goals with Newcastle in 1993-94 for the first and Blackburn the following season for the second. The elite of English football then had 22 teams, or 42 days. It has been reduced to 20 clubs and 38 days since the 1995-96 season.
You have to go back to 1966-67, long before the creation of the Premier League, to find a more prolific scorer than him in a season in the English football elite: it was the Welshman Ron Davies with Southampton (37 goals) . The absolute record seems unattainable. He is signed Dixie Dean: 60 goals in 42 games for Everton in 1926-27.
The Guardiola era reaches 1,000 goals
Another striking figure was achieved by Manchester City against West Ham: 1,000, the number of goals scored by the club since the arrival of Pep Guardiola. This thousandth goal was scored by Phil Foden in the 85th minute of this meeting unlocked in the 50th by Nathan Aké.
With this success, Manchester City took the lead in the Premier League with a game less than their pursuer Arsenal and above all a point ahead. At the same time, Liverpool confirmed their good form by signing a fifth consecutive success (1-0 against Fulham). The only goal of this meeting was scored by Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot (39th).
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