Erling Haaland has already taken one of Sergio Aguero’s scoring records for Manchester City.
At this rate, surely more will fall.
With one of City’s goals in a routine 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday, Haaland made it 27 for the season in the English Premier League. That’s more than any player has scored in a single campaign for City since the league started in 1992.
Aguero had the previous highest total of 26 in 2014-15, part of his record all-time haul of 260 for City in all competitions.
The scary thing about Haaland is that he still has 13 games remaining in the league. He is closing in on Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah’s record haul of 32 in a 38-game season as well as the 34 of Andy Cole and Alan Shearer — achieved back when there were 42 per season.
Haaland won’t score many easier goals than his finish from three meters at Vitality Stadium that helped City ease to a win to keep on the shoulder of Arsenal in the title race.
Arsenal earlier won at Leicester 1-0, a result that was more resounding than the scoreline suggested.
Arsenal stayed two points clear of second-placed City with a game to spare.
Haaland scored either side of Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden, with an own-goal by Chris Mepham wrapping up the scoring for City against Bournemouth.
It is six consecutive matches without a clean sheet for Pep Guardiola’s team, however, after Jefferson Lerma’s 83rd-minute strike for the hosts.
Foden, in particular, tormented Bournemouth’s back line at will.
City took their foot of the gas in the second half as Guardiola opted to rest a few players with the game effectively over as a contest, and Bournemouth switched to a back five in an attempt to limit the damage.