Erling Haaland breaks EPL scoring file as Manchester Metropolis seize high spot

A brand new Premier League objectives file for Erling Haaland and three extra factors for title-chasing Manchester Metropolis.

The Norway striker has scored 35 occasions in his first season taking part in in English soccer’s high division — surpassing the earlier single-season file that was collectively held by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole earlier than Haaland tied them on Sunday.

Haaland nonetheless has 5 extra video games so as to add to his exceptional complete and left the sector to a guard of honour from his teammates after the ultimate whistle.

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Whereas the Golden Boot for the nation’s main scorer is for certain to return his approach, greater prizes are additionally in sight, with Metropolis edging nearer to a third-straight title after a 3-0 win towards West Ham.

Haaland’s aim within the Seventieth-minute put Metropolis 2-0 up after Nathan Ake had opened the scoring within the fiftieth.

Substitute Phil Foden added a 3rd with a deflected effort within the eighty fifth.

The win moved Metropolis again to the highest of the desk, some extent above Arsenal, which had gone to the summit after a 3-1 win towards Chelsea on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola’s defending champions even have a recreation in hand on their title rival.

Whereas the outcome recommended a routine win for Metropolis, West Ham proved irritating opponents for the opening 45 minutes, limiting the house group to only a few possibilities.

On the uncommon events Metropolis did create clear openings, Jack Grealish and Rodri hit the submit.

After struggling within the first half, Metropolis took simply 5 minutes after the restart to seek out the breakthrough — to the aid of the house crowd.

Riyad Mahrez’ free kick was performed to the far submit, the place Ake met it and headed down previous Lukasz Fabianski.

Haaland, who had been comparatively quiet, put the sport past doubt when he ran on to Grealish’s via ball and lifted his shot over the goalkeeper and into the again of the online to make historical past.

Metropolis nonetheless had time so as to add one other when Foden got here off the bench to shoot from distance, with the ball taking a deflection and wrong-footing Fabianski.

It was the 1,000th aim of Guardiola’s Metropolis reign.

Metropolis is in ominous type, recording 9 straight wins within the league and increasing its unbeaten run in all competitions to 19 video games.

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