Erling Haaland hits 50th Premier League goal, breaks record

Erling Haaland hits 50th Premier League goal
Erling Haaland celebrates his goal for Manchester City against Liverpool. Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images

Erling Haaland of Manchester City has surpassed Andrew Cole’s record of 65 games to become the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 goals.

In the 27th minute of City’s Premier League match against Liverpool on Saturday, Haaland scored his first goal with his left foot thanks to a Nathan Aké assist, marking the milestone in his 48th appearance overall.

In 20 appearances in all competitions this season, it was Haaland’s 18th goal.

The 23-year-old leads a star-studded group of strikers in terms of fastest reaching 50, with Alan Shearer (66), Ruud van Nistelrooy (68), Fernando Torres, and Mohamed Salah (72) trailing behind.

Given his skill in front of goal, Haaland had appeared likely to attain this objective for some time. His first-ever Premier League goal of 36 goals set a record for a single season.

After leaving Borussia Dortmund for City in 2022, the Norway international made an immediate impact and became a vital member of the team that won the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the Champions League the previous season to complete the historic treble.

Haaland will now try to catch Shearer before he reaches 100 goals. It took the all-time best scorer in the Premier League 124 games to reach his century.

Credits: ESPN

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