Erling Haaland’s goal in Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich was another record-breaking play for him in his first season at Manchester City.
Haaland, 22, established the Premier League record for most goals scored in a single season when he scored his 45th goal of the year in all competitions.
The achievement comes just a few days after Haaland, with a brace in City’s 4-1 victory against Southampton on Saturday, became the third player to reach 30 Premier League goals in a first season.
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The Norwegian international surpassed the 44 goals scored in the Premier League by Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. Haaland will now aim for Clive Allen’s 49 goals throughout all competitions in the English top division.
The City forward is also just two goals off Salah’s league-leading total of 32 goals in 38 games. He might also beat the mark of 34 goals in a single league season held by Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer
Before traveling to Germany for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal match at Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola’s team plays relegation-threatened Leicester City on Saturday.