Erling Haaland’s arrival at Manchester City was marked with much fanfare, though there were some doubts about how well the Dortmund forward would settle into the Premier League team’s playing style. Haaland’s been accustomed to fast runs from long passes, and speeding past defenders to score. City’s game style under Pep Guardiola, whose mantra of passing the ball and keeping possession, is at loggerheads with the youngster’s mentality. However, the 22-year-old has taken to City quite beautifully and has already begun etching his name into the record books.
Here’s a look at all records Haaland has already broken during his time at the Etihad club.
Give it away now
Haaland, after scoring in the City fixture against Wolves, became the first player in Premier League history to score in each of his first four away games of the competition.
The youngster also racked up nine goals from five Premier League appearances, surpassing the previous record held by former City player Sergio Aguero, and Micky Quinn.
Haaland scored his first hattrick after four PL games, and his second came in the fifth. Prior to this, Demba Ba had needed the fewest games to score two hattricks, but it took him 21 matches.
Tony Yeboah and Fernando Torres had both needed 25 games each.
Beating El Pistolero
Haaland’s arrival also gives City an edge over Liverpool, who’ve thus far given Guardiola stiff competition in the PL and Champions League, though the Merseyside club tasted defeat in both the last season – the CL loss coming against an indomitable Real Madrid.
Thus far, Luis Suarez or El Pistolero had the most goals in a single month in the Premier League. During his time with Liverpool, Suarez netted 10 in December 2013. The Premier League site states Haaland already has 11 goals from 7 appearances.
The 22-year-old Norwegian has also begun to make his presence felt at the Champions League and could be the man who finally gives the Spanish coach his long-coveted European trophy with the PL side.