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Haaland fastest to 20 goals after brace against Leeds

29 Dec 2022
Erling Haaland, Leeds v Man City

Man City striker sets another Premier League record and has more targets in his sights

With his brace against Leeds United on Wednesday evening, Erling Haaland continued to astound with his scoring feats, setting another Premier League record.

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The goals he struck in the city of his birth, against his father's former club, took the Manchester City striker to 20 Premier League goals in only 14 matches, the fewest ever to reach that total.

No player has even got close to matching the speed at which the 22-year-old is hitting the net.

The player whose mark Haaland overtook, Kevin Phillips, needed seven more matches to get to 20 goals for Sunderland in the 2000/01 season.

Fastest to 20 PL goals
Player Club Season Matches
Erling Haaland MCI 22/23 14
Kevin Phillips SUN 99/00 21
Andrew Cole NEW 93/94 23
Diego Costa CHE 14/15 26
Ruud van Nistelrooy MUN 01/02 26
Tony Yeboah LEE 95/96 26

Haaland's latest goals have increased his lead in the Castrol Golden Boot race to seven, despite his nearest rival Harry Kane scoring for Tottenham Hotspur at Brentford on Boxing Day. 

To put his achievements into further context, Haaland has scored more Premier League goals this season than nine clubs, including Chelsea, who have 19 in total. 

Haaland’s total of 20 goals would have been enough to win the Premier League Golden Boot in five previous seasons, and the Norwegian is only three away from matching the winning total of the past three campaigns.

The record for a 38-match season is Mohamed Salah's tally of 32 goals for Liverpool in 2017/18.

That and the overall record - the 34 goals scored by Andrew Cole in 1993/94 and by Alan Shearer the following season - could be broken by the end of February should Haaland continue at his current rate.

Former Leeds forward Jermaine Beckford believes Haaland could even hit a half-century, as he explains in the video below.

As well as Haaland's record, another Man City player achieved a feat last night in record time. The victory at Elland Road was goalkeeper Ederson's 150th win in the competition.

It has taken him only 197 matches to reach this landmark, 16 fewer than the previous-fastest player to reach the landmark, Patrice Evra at Manchester United.

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