Haaland’s latest goals have increased his lead in the Castrol Golden Boot race to seven, despite his nearest rival Harry Kane scoring for Tottenham Hotspur at Brentford on Boxing Day. 

To put his achievements into further context, Haaland has scored more Premier League goals this season than nine clubs, including Chelsea, who have 19 in total. 

Haaland’s total of 20 goals would have been enough to win the Premier League Golden Boot in five previous seasons, and the Norwegian is only three away from matching the winning total of the past three campaigns.

The record for a 38-match season is Mohamed Salah‘s tally of 32 goals for Liverpool in 2017/18.

That and the overall record – the 34 goals scored by Andrew Cole in 1993/94 and by Alan Shearer the following season – could be broken by the end of February should Haaland continue at his current rate.

Former Leeds forward Jermaine Beckford believes Haaland could even hit a half-century.

As well as Haaland’s record, another Man City player achieved a feat last night in record time. The victory at Elland Road was goalkeeper Ederson‘s 150th win in the competition.

It has taken him only 197 matches to reach this landmark, 16 fewer than the previous-fastest player to reach the landmark, Patrice Evra at Manchester United.

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