Erling Haaland (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
In a high-stakes Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool, Erling Haaland achieved a historic milestone.
The Norwegian striker scored a goal in the 27th minute, not only securing a 1-0 lead for Manchester City but also etching his name in the annals of the league's history. This goal marked Haaland's 50th in the English Premier League, a feat he accomplished in just 48 matches.
Haaland's achievement is particularly noteworthy as he shattered the previous record held by Andy Cole, who took 65 matches to reach 50 goals. This impressive feat places Haaland ahead of other football greats like Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Fernando Torres, and Mohamed Salah. What adds to the significance of this record is that Haaland scored this historic goal against Manchester City's biggest rival, Liverpool, and it was his first league goal against them.
Erling Haaland's rapid ascent to breaking this record highlights his exceptional talent and impact on the Premier League. His ability to consistently find the back of the net, coupled with his physical prowess and technical skills, has made him one of the most formidable strikers in the league's history. This achievement not only cements his status as a top player but also raises the bar for future strikers in the league.