Erling Haaland is on course to break a nearly 30-year-old Premier League record

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Manchester City’s ridiculously lethal goalscorer, Erling Braut Haaland, is on course to smash a 27-year-old Premier League record and we’re only in January.

Haaland continues to confound and redefine what we think is statistically possible for a professional footballer as he bagged yet another hattrick in Manchester City ‘s 3-0 win over Wolves on Sunday, breaking the record for the most goals scored at the Etihad in a single season.

Having notched 25 goals in 19 appearances in the league (he could seriously get over 50 goals this season), Haaland is also well on course to break another impressive record set by the division’s all-time leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer.

Now just one behind matching the Newcastle and England legend, reaching the landmark in fewer games than Shearer and some of the English top-flight’s most prolific goalscorers, he only needs to net two more trios in a single game to break the record for the most hattricks in a Premier League season.

Again, we’re not even out of January yet… It’s almost laughable at this point.

In the league alone, Haaland is currently averaging a goal every 62 minutes and only stays on the pitch for around 82 minutes per match, so you can only imagine what numbers he might manage if he were to get a full 90 minutes every week.

With that being said, it’s no wonder that not only is he on course to surpass Shearer for the most hattricks, but with a quarter century already to his name — barring a serious derailment through injury — it’s almost inevitable that he will beat his record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season.

Shearer actually shares the record along with another famous nine in former Manchester United and fellow Newcastle striker, Andy Cole, both of whom managed 34 goals in 1993/94 and 94/95 and campaigns, respectively.

Still just 22 years old, already has a laundry list of records to his name, including beating Lionel Messi to become the fastest player to reach 25 goals in all competitions. He did it with five games to spare.

We all know the Norwegian phenomenon is nailed on for the golden boot this year, the question is how many other records is he going to break along the way.

While Arsenal might still be clinging on to the top spot, we wouldn’t bet against Haaland, Pep and the rest of that City squad doing what they always do: winning titles.

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