It has already surpassed the top scorer last season. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) is now aiming for a legend.
Man City defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 in the home game of round 21 of the English Premier League (PL) in the 2022-23 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd (Korean time).
Man City (45 points), who won two league victories in a row, kept the gap with Arsenal (50 points) at 5 points.
The first contributor to the victory was, of course, Holland. Haaland started with the first goal in the 40th minute of the first half, and completed a hat-trick by splitting the net again in the 5th and 9th minutes of the second half.
Haaland, who scored his 23rd, 24th and 25th goals in one game, firmly maintained his top spot in the scoring category. He was 10 goals behind second place Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).
The records of Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), who were top scorers last season, have already been surpassed. Son Heung-min and Salah only scored 23 goals after playing through the entire season. Haaland surpassed the 23-goal mark in 19 games. 안전놀이터
He also achieved his fourth hat-trick in the Premier League. This was also achieved in 19 games, and the shortest record before was Ruud van Nistelrooy, who took 65 games.
Now Haaland has thrown a gauntlet at the English legend. Most hat-tricks in the league in a single season. In the 1995-96 season, Alan Shearer made history by scoring five hat-tricks in the league.
Shearer also welcomed Haaland’s challenge. He expressed his pride in his record through his social network service (SNS), saying, “Is there any player in the Premier League who has scored 5 hat-tricks in one season?”
Haaland, who played 19 games and beat Van Nistelrooy, the top scorer last season. In the remaining 18 games, she runs with the goal of Shearer.