Man City's Haaland strikes again

In Summary
  • Another day, another goal for Erling Haaland - with even his manager surprised at the latest incredible statistic from the Manchester City striker's record-breaking season.
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Erling Haaland, the Manchester City striker, has broken yet another record with his 50th goal of the campaign in all competitions, surpassing Clive Allen's mark of 49 goals for Tottenham in 1986-87.

Haaland has achieved this feat in just 44 games, with 34 Premier League goals, 12 in the Champions League, three in the FA Cup and one in the Carabao Cup. The Norwegian forward has now scored the most goals by a top-flight player in 92 years since Tom 'Pongo' Waring reached 50 for Aston Villa in 1930-31.

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has praised Haaland for his strong mentality, and stated that there is more to come from him. Haaland is also on course to break the Premier League single-season scoring record of 34 goals, which he currently shares with Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole.

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes that Haaland has the potential to break all records, but it remains to be seen if he can surpass Dixie Dean's all-time single-season English goalscoring record of 63 goals in 1927-28.