Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has created a new record in the English Premier League. The Norwegian scored his record-breaking 35th Premier League goal of the season to help secure a 3-0 victory against West Ham United that sent his side back to the top of the Premier League table.
Haaland’s 35th top-flight goal of the season came via a deft finish in the second half of a 3-0 win against the Hammers that sent Manchester City back to the top of the league. He was given a guard of honor by his teammates, boss Pep Guardiola, and the club’s backroom staff after the final whistle at Etihad Stadium.
Haaland, who has been prolific for Manchester City this entire season, has surpassed the previous best mark held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer. In a post-match interview, the star striker said, “It’s a special night and a special moment. I’m really happy and proud.”
He further stated, “It feels amazing and I’m really happy and I’m also happy for the three points.” The Norwegian has another five games to add to his tally.
Haaland, in his debut season in English football, has set the new marker in just his 31st game of the year. His 35 goals are also the most by a player in a single campaign in the English top division since Ron Davies scored 37 for Southampton in 1966-67, while Dixie Dean boasts the record with 60 in 39 games for Everton in 1927-28.