Erling Haaland has broken the record for the most goals scored by a Manchester City player in one season. The Norwegian now has 27 goals with his strike against Bournemouth in City’s 4-1 win at the Vitality Stadium.
The previous best record was from the club’s all-time highest goalscorer, Sergio Aguero, with 26 goals. The Argentine achieved the tally in 2014/15 when he won his only Golden Boot award. And with the rate at which Haaland is scoring at, that won’t be the only record that he breaks this season.
Erling Haaland breaks record for most goals in a single season for Man City
Prior to Erling Haaland, no other player could surpass Sergio Aguero’s tally of 24, which he reached in 2015/16. Now, his best tally has been surpassed and the new record is still being set by the number 9.
Following the 2022 World Cup, the rate at which Haaland has been scoring has slowed down a bit. However, he has still found the back of the net consistently and could break the record for the most goals scored in a single season by any player.
The current record stands at 34, set by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer in 1993/94 and 1994/95 respectively. It should be noted that at the time, there were 42 games in the top flight. In the current format of 38 games, Mohamed Salah holds the record for the most goals with 32 to his name.
And both records are well within the reach of the Norwegian beast, who still has 13 games left to play in.