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Haaland sets Premier League record of 35 goals in a season

Erling Haaland set a new Premier League record of 35 goals in a season as the Manchester City striker took his tally in all competitions this campaign to 51 by scoring against West Ham on Wednesday.

Manchester City’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his team second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 3, 2023. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Erling Haaland set a new Premier League record of 35 goals in a season as the Manchester City striker took his tally in all competitions this campaign to 51 by scoring against West Ham on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old moves beyond the 34 goals scored by Alan Shearer for Blackburn in 1994/95 and Andy Cole when at Newcastle a season earlier.

However, Haaland is still some way short of the all-time record for goals in an English top-flight season of 60 set by Everton legend Dixie Dean in 1927/28.

In his first season in English football, Haaland has rewritten the record books as City close in on a potential treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

He is the first player in the English top flight to score a half century of goals in all competitions since 1931.

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