Haaland breaks Salah and Van Nistelrooy's record of most goals in a season by a PL player

Erling Haaland’s records keep shattering after scoring his 45th goal of the year in Tuesday night’s 3-0 triumph over Bayern Munich for Manchester City

As Man City destroyed the German powerhouses in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, Haaland completed the scoring. With more than a month of the season left, the Norwegian broke a new record as he continued his horrifying form.

With his 45th goal of the year, Haaland has now outscored every other Premier League player in a single season. Ruud van Nistelrooy and Mohamed Salah previously held the record, each scoring 44 goals in a single season, the Dutchman with Manchester United in 2002/03 and the Egyptian with Liverpool in 2017/18.

Haaland has established a new record with only 39 games played; he may yet appear 13 more times for Man City this season. Van Nistelrooy and Salah all attained that total after playing 52 games.

Haaland has already surpassed the marks for the most goals scored by a Premier League player in a season and by a player for Man City in a campaign, but he still has a lot of other records to break.

He presently has 30 Premier League goals, which is two fewer than Mohamed Salah’s record for a season with 38 games and four more than Andy Cole’s total from 42 games. Haaland is currently six goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who has the most goals in a Champions League season with 17.

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