Elling Holland broke Alan Shearer’s record for most hat-tricks in a single season by one.
Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton 3-0 in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd at 11:00 pm (Korean time). With this, Man City continued to pursue the lead with 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (45 points and 2nd place).
The home team, Manchester City, put forward a 4-3-3 formation. Jack Grealish, Elling Holland, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Emric Laporte, Manuel Akanji, John Stones, Rico Lewis, and Ederson scrambled.
Holland came out as a solution. He also achieved a hat-trick in the 54th minute. First, in the 40th minute of the first half, Mahrez shook the right side with a dribble and gave it to The Bruiner. De Bruyne, who was outside the penalty box, immediately connected with a cross, and Haaland, who was in front of the goal, shook the net with a header shot.
He scored two more goals in the second half. In the 4th minute of the second half, Gundogan tripped over Ruben Neves and got a penalty kick (PK). Haaland started as a kicker and finished towards the center. Then, in the 9th minute of the second half, the Wolverhampton goalkeeper’s ground ball pass was blocked by Mahrez. Mahrez gave it to Haaland, who was next to him, and then broke the net with a calm shot. 안전놀이터
Haaland was substituted in the 16th minute of the second half, and the team won 3-0.
After the game, the football statistics media ‘Opta’ highlighted that “On the basis of a single EPL season, only Shearer (5 in the 1995-96 season) scored more hat-tricks than Haaland.”
Haaland has played 19 league games so far, and among them, he tasted a hat-trick against Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Wolverhampton. Now, adding just one more would tie Shearer’s single-season hat-trick record.
His 4th hat-trick was the fastest ever recorded. It was an overwhelmingly faster pace than Ruud van Nistelrooy (65 games), Luis Suarez (81 games), Shearer (86 games), and Robbie Fowler (89 games).
There are still 18 games left until the end of the league. Not only Shearer and Tie, but also renewal is possible.