Erling Haaland has demolished yet another record in yesterday’s draw with Liverpool. Haaland opened the scoring in the 27th minute yesterday after a wonderful bit of play from Nathan Ake. Haaland’s goal wasn’t enough for Manchester City to claim all three points as Liverpool fought back to earn a point.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 25, 2023
City’s number 9 has become the fastest player in Premier League history to score 50 goals. He reached the milestone in only 48 appearances for the club. The previous record was set by Andy Cole in 1994. He took 65 games to score 50 Premier League goals. Haaland eclipsed the old record with a whopping 17 games in hand.
Erling Haaland expressed pride via his X (Twitter) account in scoring his 50th Premier League goal.
50 prem goals, this one feels very, very special 💙 I’m so thankful to be surrounded by such incredible teammates and staff who inspire me to grow everyday. It’s a privilege to play for this club! 🏻 pic.twitter.com/cYxCgnaJvW
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) November 25, 2023
City manager Pep Guardiola had special praise for Haaland post-game. He also said his team could find the Norwegian striker more as he seeks to add to his goal tally at Manchester City. Guardiola said: “Just 50? Incredible! It was really good. The action from Nathan was perfect. Erling, we know the quality he has. Some moments we have to find him a little bit more.”
Erling Haaland’s new record adds to his impressive resume at the European champions. He set a new record for goals in a Premier League season last campaign with 36. He also won the Gerd Muller trophy and was runner-up in the Ballon d’Or as City claimed the treble last season.