Erling Haaland sets new PL record as he scores again for Man City

Erling Haaland smashed in his 11th goal in just seven Premier League appearances for Manchester City against Wolves this afternoon – setting yet another record in the process.

The Norwegian has been in unstoppable form since joining the Cityzens from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

He opened his Premier League account on the opening weekend of the season, netting twice against West Ham. The second goal was the most noteworthy, however. It was typical Haaland, with the forward charging beyond the last line of defence before slotting beyond Lukasz Fabianski.

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The Norwegian went on to score a perfect hat-trick against Nottingham Forest, showing off his goal poaching qualities on that occasion. Simply put, it’s difficult to find something that Haaland can’t do in terms of forward play at this stage.

Haaland scores yet again

Pep Guardiola‘s side took on Wolves on Saturday lunchtime at Molineux. Whilst all eyes were on Haaland, it was actually Jack Grealish who opened the scoring for the Premier League champions.

It took the former Aston Villa man under a minute to find the net, sliding in to meet Kevin De Bruyne‘s cross from close range.

But, inevitably, it was Haaland who came up with City’s second. He received a through pass from Bernardo Silva, before surging towards goal, taking the defenders out of the equation, and finding the bottom corner of the net with an inch-perfect strike. It was the Premier League’s top goalscorer at his very best.

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Erling Haaland sets new record with Wolves goal

After Erling Haaland extended City’s advantage – they would eventually triumph 3-0 over Bruno Lage’s side – OptaJoe tweeted a series of statistics around the Norwegian’s performances.

The most eye-catching stat was a new record for the 22-year-old. He is now the first player ever to score in his first four away appearances in the Premier League.

In addition, Haaland now has 100 goals in just 99 appearances since departing RB Salzburg to join Borussia Dortmund. It is some feat, given that all his games have been in the top five European leagues, domestic cups and the Champions League.

He has also found the net in every league game this season, except for City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth on matchday two. If Guardiola’s side can win every match that Haaland doesn’t score, they would take that. But it almost certainly will not be a regular occurrence.

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