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Haaland equals another Premier League record

Erling Haaland at Man City
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The Norway international was on target again at the weekend to help Man City take the top spot in the Premier League.

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has equaled Alan Shearer and Andy Cole’s record for the most goals in a single Premier League campaign.

On Sunday, Haaland hit the record books by scoring a third-minute penalty at Fulham. It was his 34th league goal, moving level with Shearer and Cole’s tallies. The retired frontmen hit the mark for Blackburn Rovers (1994/95) and Newcastle United (1993/94) respectively over a 42-game season.

Julian Alavez later added a second to seal City a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage, moving them top of the Premier League table.

Haaland reaches the half-century mark

In 44 games across all competitions, Haaland has scored 50 goals this season. This includes 34 in the Premier League, 12 in the Champions League, three in the FA Cup, and one in the EFL Cup.

The Norwegian may still have up to 10 games left to play before the season ends – six in the Premier League, two or three in the Champions League, and one in the FA Cup.

The record for the most goals in a single English football season belongs to Dixie Dean. The Everton icon found the back of the net 63 times in 1927/28.