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Haaland, The Man City Goal Machine, Chases Records Against United In Manchester Derby


Erling Haaland has scored 27 goals in 23 games for Manchester City so far this season, establishing himself as the answer to Manchester City’s attacking issues. Haaland has played in all 23 games for the Premier League team.

His 21 goals are the most scored by any player before the turn of the year in a single Premier League season. This is despite the fact that the World Cup took place during this year’s break.

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“During many of the previous seasons, we played with an additional player in the middle of the field. However, at this point in the game, we have an extra player who is stationed closer to the goal.

That indicates that we needed to make some adjustments, but we couldn’t be happier with Erling Haaland… After Man City’s victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup match, manager Pep Guardiola gave his comments to Sky Sports.
Haaland has made 84 games in both the Premier League and the German Bundesliga, contributing directly to 101 goals over that time (83 goals, 18 assists).

The attacker, who has a massive body and is 194 centimeters in height, is both an aerial threat and a ruthless striker, and he has already broken a string of records in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

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Which records has Halaand already shattered while playing for Manchester City?

Since Sergio Agüero in February 2018, Haaland is the first player for Manchester City to score in seven straight home games across all competitions. This accomplishment puts Haaland in exclusive company.

This season, Haaland has scored as many Premier League goals at the Etihad Stadium in his five outings as the entire Manchester City team did in the same competition throughout the 2006-2007 season (10).

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In the history of the Premier League, Haaland is the first player to ever accomplish the feat of scoring a hat-trick in each of three straight home games played in the league.
Since Francis Lee in December 1970, he is the first Manchester City player to score a hat-trick against Manchester United, and he is the third player overall to accomplish this feat (also Horace Barnes in Oct 1921).

Following his goal against Wolves, Haaland surpassed the previous record held by Coventry City forward Mick Quinn for the most goals scored in the Premier League. He has already scored 11 goals through seven games.

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Erling Haaland is the only player in the history of the Premier League to score in each of his first four away games in the tournament. This achievement was achieved by Erling Haaland.

Haaland holds the record for being the youngest player in Champions League history to score for and against the same side.

Haaland is the first player in the history of Manchester City to score on his debut in the Premier League as well as his debut in the UEFA Champions League for the club.

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After Fernando Morientes, Javier Saviola, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Haaland is the fourth player in the history of the UEFA Champions League to score in his debut appearance for three different teams (Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund, and Man City).

Erling Haaland, who is currently in his 20th game in the Champions League, is one of only 31 players in the history of the league to have scored more goals than he has.

According to Opta, the only striker in Premier League history to have scored more goals in a single month was Luis Suarez, who played for Liverpool in the past, and he scored 10 goals in December 2013.

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During Manchester City’s thrashing of Manchester United, Haaland set a new mark by becoming the first player to score a hat trick in the Manchester derby since 1970. This achievement led to the creation of a new record.

After Marouane Chamakh and Ferran Torres, Haaland became the third player to score in each of his first three appearances for an English team in the UEFA Champions League. Chamakh and Torres both play for Arsenal, while Haaland plays for Man City.

This season, Haaland has scored more goals in the Premier League (21) than Cristiano Ronaldo did for Manchester United in all competitions during the 2015–16 season.

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What are some of the records that Haaland has a shot at breaking this year?

Andy Cole of Manchester United and Alan Shearer of Blackburn Rovers both scored 34 goals in the Premier League during the 1993–1994 and 1994–1995 seasons, respectively, to set the record for the most goals scored by a single player in a single Premier League season.

In order to break that record, Haaland will need to score 14 goals in 11 different games.

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Mohammed Salah currently holds the record for most goals scored in a season with 32 goals, which was achieved over the course of a 38-game season. To tie that record, the Norwegian will need to score once every game, and then he will need one more to take exclusive possession of it.

Tommy Johnson of Manchester City currently holds the record for most goals scored for the club in a season (in all competitions), having scored 38 goals during the 1928–1929 campaign. To this point in the season, Haaland has scored 27 goals for Man City, and if he scores another 12, he would establish a new individual record for the club.

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In the UEFA Champions League, Haaland has scored 28 goals over the course of 23 appearances. The record for the fewest number of appearances needed to reach 30 goals (34) and 35 goals is held by Ruud Van Nistelrooy (42).

If Haaland were to score another seven goals, he would not only shatter those records but also equal them.

The current record for the most goals scored by a single player for Manchester City in a single match is held by Sergio Aguero. In the 2015–2016 season, Aguero scored five goals against Newcastle United.

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Haaland had scored three goals in the Manchester derby the previous time he played in it, and he will attempt to break the record he set for himself in tomorrow’s Manchester derby.

After suffering an unexpected loss to Southampton in the quarterfinal of the Carabao Cup, Man City will try to get back to their winning ways. Pep Guardiola’s team will be in charge. In that confrontation, Haaland will serve as an essential component of one of the most critical pivots of attack.

Man United, on the other hand, will be coming into the game riding a six-game winning streak and will be hoping to extend that streak.

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Written by Sarah Joseph

Hi, fellow readers! So glad you found my little writing nook on the internet. I am a freelance writer, occasionally moonlighting as a digital marketer as well. I love to read, mostly focusing on high-fantasy and thrillers. Here, on Geekybar, I share my thoughts and views on breaking and recent news form all around the world. Oh, and I LOVE covering all the celeb gossips so stick around for some really interesting stuff!


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