Erling Haaland has continued to break records in his debut season at Manchester City after scoring in the 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old forward scored his 45th goal of the season in all competitions, breaking the scoring record by a Premier League player in a single season.
The milestone trails Haaland becoming the third player to reach 30 Premier League goals in a debut season with a brace in City’s 4-1 victory at Southampton on Saturday.
The Norway international surpassed the 44-goal Premier League tally set by former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Haaland will now have his sights set on Clive Allen’s English top-flight goal record of 49 goals in all competitions.
The City striker is also only two goals behind Salah’s record of 32 goals in a 38-game league season. He could also surpass Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer’s record of scoring 34 goals in a single league season.
Pep Guardiola’s side face relegation-threatened Leicester City on Saturday before a trip to Germany for their Champions League quarterfinal second-leg tie at Bayern.