Erling Haaland has etched his name in Premier League history by becoming the quickest player to reach 50 goals, surpassing Andrew Cole's previous record of 65 games.
A Scoring Start: Game-Changing Moment in the 27th Minute
In City's recent Premier League clash against Liverpool, Haaland made history by opening the scoring in the 27th minute. This remarkable feat allowed him to reach the 50-goal milestone in just 48 games, showcasing his extraordinary goal-scoring prowess. The goal, a left-footed strike assisted by Nathan Aké, further solidified Haaland's impact on the pitch.
Prolific Season: 18 Goals in 20 Appearances
Haaland's exceptional form continues, with his 18th goal in 20 appearances across all competitions this season. The 23-year-old striker has consistently demonstrated his ability to find the back of the net, making him a key asset for Manchester City.
Surpassing Legends: Haaland Leads the Fastest to 50 List
Haaland now stands atop a list of legendary strikers, including Alan Shearer (66), Ruud van Nistelrooy (68), Fernando Torres, and Mohamed Salah (72), as the fastest player to reach 50 goals in Premier League history. His remarkable achievement adds another chapter to his already illustrious career.
Record-Breaking Debut Season: A Treble Triumph
Joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in 2022, Haaland wasted no time in making an impact. His debut season saw him score 36 goals, setting a record for the most goals in a single Premier League campaign. Haaland played a pivotal role in City's triumphant season, securing the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup—a historic treble.
Chasing Shearer's Century: Haaland's Next Goal
With the fastest 50 goals milestone under his belt, Haaland is now eyeing another record—reaching 100 goals. Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time top scorer, achieved this feat in 124 games. Haaland's pursuit of this milestone adds an exciting narrative to his already impressive career.
Liverpool Clash Ends in 1-1 Draw
Despite Haaland's historic achievement, the match against Liverpool concluded in a 1-1 draw, with Trent Alexander-Arnold scoring a second-half equalizer. The intense competition on the field showcased the thrilling nature of Premier League football.