Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has become the fastest player in Premier League history to score 50 goals, breaking the previous record held by former England legend Andrew Cole.
Haaland scored in the 27th minute in the duel between Manchester City and Liverpool on Saturday, achieving this record in just 48 games played, after an assist from Nathan Ake.
It was Haaland’s 18th goal in 20 appearances in all competitions this season.
The 23-year-old has now left behind many legendary Premier League strikers such as Alan Shearer (56), Ruud van Nistelrooy (68), Fernando Torres and Mohamed Salah (72), all behind Haaland when it comes to the fastest ever scored 50 goals.
This was a record that had been targeted for some time by Haaland considering how relentless he is in front of goal. The 36 goals scored last season, which was his debut season in England, was a record for an edition of the league.
The Norwegian international has excelled for the Citizens since joining from Borussia Dortmund last year, being one of the key players in winning the treble last year.
Haaland will now chase Shearer’s record of 100 goals. The all-time Premier League legend had to play 124 games to score that many goals.