Erling Haaland recieved guard of honour after breaking Premier League’s record with 35th goal of the season against West Ham

By Xorkpe Sosu 3 Min Read

On Wednesday night (3 May), Manchester City’s striker Erling Haaland set a new record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season, surpassing the previous record of 34 goals.

Haaland’s historic achievement was celebrated with a guard of honour at the Etihad Stadium, where he scored his 35th goal of the campaign against West Ham.

Manchester City reasserted themselves as league leaders with a 3-0 victory over West Ham United.

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The Blues struggled to break down the Hammers in the first half, but eventually took the lead when Nathan Ake headed in Riyad Mahrez’s cross shortly after the break.

City continued to dominate, with Jack Grealish playing in Haaland for his record-breaking 35th goal of the Premier League season.

Phil Foden sealed the victory with a goal in the final minutes. After the match, Pep Guardiola gathered his players with Haaland in the center circle to celebrate the record-breaking achievement.

Haaland was given a guard of honour by his teammates as he ran through, although instead of applause, his teammates playfully gave him slaps on the head.

Despite this, Haaland expressed his gratitude and thanked his teammates afterwards. This record-breaking goal takes him past Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole’s previous best of 34 goals.

This goal was also his 50th in all competitions this season, which he achieved in just 44 appearances.

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With an impressive average of 1.33 goals every 90 minutes, Haaland is currently the most prolific scorer across Europe’s top five leagues, with Victor Osimhen following him closely on 0.90.

“Special night and special moment, I’m really happy and proud, what more is there to say?” Haaland said after the game.

“Yeah I knew about it [the record], of course. We try to create the chances to score goals, it was not easy, they came here just to try to defend for 90 minutes.”

“Me and Jack [Grealish] spoke about it before the game, he wanted to give me the assist for the record-breaking goal. It was a perfect ball from Jack.”

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