Erling Haaland set Premier League goals record

Erling Haaland set Premier League goals record
Erling Haaland set goals record

Erling Haaland has smashed the goals record and became the fastest player in the league to 20 goals with a brace in Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Leeds.

The Norwegian was actually in a wasteful mood at Elland Road, scoring just two of his five chances.

Still, he got the goals needed to reach the 20-goal mark in what was only his 14th appearance.

Before Haaland, the fewest games required to reach the landmark was Kevin Phillips, who needed just 21 games in the 1999/2000 season for Sunderland.


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To put things in perspective, took 40 games to record his 20th goal.

Fewest matches to score 20 goals*
Erling Haaland – 14
Kevin Phillips – 21
Andrew Cole – 23
Ruud van Nistelrooy – 26
Diego Costa – 26
Tony Yeboah -26
Fernando Torres -27
Alan Shearer – 29
Sergio Aguero – 30

Man City manager Pep Guardiola praised Haaland after the game, however, he felt he should have scored at Elland Road.

“We are delighted with how humble he is,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime after the game. “He scored a lot of goals but he could have scored more. He help us a lot.

“He’s an exceptional guy with his work ethic and professionalism. It’s a great threat to our opponents, having him there.”

 

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