Erling Haaland On Fire As Fourth Hat-Trick Hauls City To Within 5 Points Of Leaders Arsenal

Erling Haaland

With 25 goals in the first 19 Premier League appearances, Erling Haaland has thrown up some startling statistics that have bettered the best scoring seasons of some of the greatest players to have graced the EPL.

They include Fernando Torres, Jamie Vardy, Emmanuel Adebayor, Frank Lampard, and Michael Owen. It also matches Les Ferdinand’s best season in 1995-96 and even betters Rooney’s total score in 14 of his 16 Premier League campaigns.

The Norwegian renders most statistics woefully and embarrassingly outdated every game. And this he does even though he hardly touches the ball for the rest of the time. And now with his 25 goals, Erling Haaland is 10 goals ahead of his nearest challenger for the Golden Boot, Harry Kane. He also came second to Kane on the list of top League goal scorers last season even though he made his debut only in August.

Erling Haaland Is Just 3 Goals Behind The Combined Score Of His City Teammates This Season In The Premier League

The rest of the City team has managed 28 goals so far this season in the EPL. Erling Haaland is scoring at a ridiculous rate of one goal every 59.6 minutes. And if he continues at his current pace, he could end up scoring 57 goals this season in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola got the result he was hoping for from the English champions after rebuking them for their lack of hunger to retain the title following their 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspurs.

The hosts were down 2-0 at halftime before coming back in a dramatic second half. Haaland scored a goal. Against Wolves, there was little doubt about the outcome after Haaland broke the Wolves’ resistance in the 40th minute. There has been a recent slowdown in Haaland’s scoring rate but his 23rd goal saw him level last season’s joint Golden Boot winners, Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min.