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Erling Haaland on the cusp of breaking 20-year long record after second hat-trick of the week

Erling Haaland scored his sixth hat-trick of the season against Burnley in the FA Cup last night. Manchester City defeated Burnley 6-0 last night to seal passage into the semi-finals, marking Burnley manager Vincent Kompany’s return to the Etihad Stadium with a huge defeat. 

With his hat-trick, Haaland now has 42 goals and five assists in 37 games across all competitions this season. To put things into perspective, the highest scoring player from a Premier League club was Ruud Van Nilsterooy in 2002/03. He scored 44 goals across all competitions twenty years ago, and it is a tally which will soon be surpassed by the Man City star. 

Erling Haaland continues to break records with hat-trick vs Burnley 

There have only been five hat-tricks scored counting all other Premier League players, across all competitions. And Erling Haaland betters them by at least one one as things stand. 

And as things stand, the striker has scored more hat-tricks (6) at the Etihad Stadium than games he has not scored in (5). So, it is safe to say that in spite of all the speculation that things aren’t working out perfectly well, the goals just keep on coming. 

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Eight of them came in the span of a single week, with Haaland scoring five against Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek. And it is anybody’s guess how many he will end up scoring by the time the season is over. 

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Arsh Das
Arsh Das
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