Last weekend we witnessed a spectacular 9-goal Manchester derby. Of course at the centre of it all was Erling Haaland: a hat-trick and 2 assists. As reported by the BBC Sport former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton simply said “he is a freak”. Even his own coach Pep Guardiola is impressed by the player. And let`s face it, it is probably very hard to impress Pep.
And the stats confirm it. Breaking record after record and surpassing Premier League legends after less than a dozen matches for Manchester City.
The BBC Sport team shared a few records which will easily be broken by the Norway forward if he keeps it up:
- Most Premier League goals in a season – held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer at 32. Haaland is almost halfway there.
- Most Premier League goals in a debut season – held by Kevin Phillips at 30.
- Most Premier League hat-tricks – held by Sergio Aguero at 12.
- Most Premier League goals in a calendar year – held by Harry Kane at 39.
- Most goals in a season in the English top-flight football – held by Dixie Dean at 60.
All signs suggest that all of these records are within his reach and all fans are in for a spectacular season.
Exceptional start of the season for Erling Haaland but not unexpected
The football fans are quite fortunate that we are witnessing the rise of Erling Haaland. An exceptional athlete. dug a bit deeper in order to better understand the outrageous start of his Manchester City stay.
There is hardly a football fan who had not heard of Haaland even when he was at RedBull Salzburg during the 2019/2020 season. His individual skills place him above players like
Outstanding speed and technique by Kylian Mbappé
When Mbappe signed a new deal with PSG after all the rumours and alleged offers from Real Madrid a log of critics expressed concern if he is that good of an investment. Fortunately for the Paris Saint-Germain management that young player is proving his worth at every step.
Just last season he achieved a max speed of 38 km/h as reported by Apex. Our colleagues explain in detail the situation where Mbappe achieved that speed. He not only reached 38 km/h but managed to control the ball at that speed and convert all this effort into a goal.
With his achievements so far and his very young age, this is a player who has the talent to bring to Parc des Princes the eluding Champions league tittle the owners of the club so feverishly want.
As this player grows in experience and skills we can only expect even better performance in both physical and technical level.