Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has finally equaled Mohammad Salah for the record of most goals in a Premier League season.
The honor was looking more and more likely with every fixture as Haaland continue to be a threat in front of goal.
The City ace tied the record after scoring a brace against struggling Leicester in today’s fixture. Haaland score the first goal with a comfortable penalty in the 13’ minute and then completed his brace in the 25’ minute with a cheeky chip that totally dismantled goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.
Pep Guardiola then opted to substitute Haaland to avoid any further injuries as the manager wants him fit against Bayern Munich in the days ahead.
Manchester City eventually won the game 3-1 as Leicester City showed little resilience at the Etihad. This leaves City trailing the league toppers Arsenal with only 3 points. Remember Manchester City still has one game in hand, and if Arsenal drop points tomorrow against West Ham, Manchester City will be all over them.
In the overall Premier League goalscoring record in the season. Erling Haaland and Mohammad Salah top the charts with 32 goals in a 38-game season while Newcastle legend Alan Shearer and Manchester United’s Andy Cole are tied with 34 goals in a 42-game season.
It is very likely that Erling Haaland will also achieve this feat in the upcoming fixtures as the Norwegian striker is just two goals behind Shearer and Cole.
Erling Haaland has now scored 47 goals in just 40 appearances for Manchester City. The goalscoring forward will return to the hostile Allianz Arena for the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich is down 3 goals and City will look to finish it all off and book their place in the Semi-final where they play either Real Madrid or Chelsea.