Erling Haaland Becomes Fastest Player to Score 50 Goals in Premier League
Norwegian star Erling Haaland became the fastest player to score 50 goals in the history of the English Premier League, the Premier League, after a 5-1 match against his team Manchester City and his guest Fulham on Saturday.
Haaland scored three hat-tricks against his guest Fulham at Al Ittihad Stadium in the match that brought them together in Matchday 4 of the Premier League.
Haaland, with this historic trio, reached his goal of number 41 in addition to 9 assists, contributing to the 50 goals he has scored in just 39 games since joining Manchester City, according to the statistics network Opta. In the summer of 2022, he will become the fastest player to reach that mark, a record in Premier League history, beating the previous record held by English striker Andy Cole of 50 goals in 43 games.
Impressive Hat-Trick Record
That being said, the Skwaky statistical network also reported that this “hat-trick” is the fifth for the Norwegian striker in the English Premier League to date, ahead of a number of competition legends such as Mohamed Salah, Dwight Yorke, Fernando Torres, Carlos Tevez, Teddy Sheringham, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and Jermain Defoe.
Leading the Season
Erling Haaland (23), last season’s top scorer in the league with a record 36 goals, is also at the top of the season with 6 goals, two goals clear of his closest rival, Irish striker Ivan Ferguson. Brighton and Nigerian Taiwo Onii, striker for Nottingham Forest.