Erling Haaland continues to make waves in the Premier League with his goal-scoring prowess.
In Manchester City’s match against Wolves on Sunday, the 22-year-old Norwegian striker scored his fourth hat-trick of the season in just his 19th appearance.
In the process, he set a new record for the fastest player to reach this milestone, surpassing Ruud van Nistelrooy’s previous record of 65 matches.
Haaland’s three goals helped City secure a 3-0 victory over Wolves, helping City keep the pressure on Arsenal.
This is just the latest achievement for the young striker, who has now scored 30 goals in 25 matches across all competitions for City since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
He also holds the record for most home goals in a single Premier League season for City, with 18.
With this latest hat-trick, Haaland now joins Alan Shearer and Harry Kane as only the third player to score four hat-tricks in a single Premier League campaign.
He also equals Mohamed Salah’s overall Premier League hat-tricks tally of four.
Haaland’s impressive form makes him the clear favorite to win the Golden Boot, having already scored 24 goals this season, which would have been enough to claim the award in four previous seasons.
He has also now scored more hat-tricks in England than Cristiano Ronaldo, who spent over seven seasons with Manchester United.
His three goals in the match against Wolves came in a 14-minute spell either side of half-time, showcasing his clinical finishing abilities and ability to make a decisive impact in a short amount of time.
It is not just his goal-scoring abilities that make Haaland stand out, but also his work rate and overall contribution to the team.
He is known for his physicality and ability to hold up the ball, often bringing his teammates into play. He also frequently participates in defensive duties, making him a complete striker.
Off the field, Haaland is known for his humble and professional attitude, always giving credit to his teammates for their role in his goals. He is also a role model for young players with his dedication to training and discipline.
When it comes to all-time hat-tricks in the EPL, it’s former City striker Sergio Agüero who leads the way with 12, with Alan Shearer on 11 and Robbie Fowler third with nine.
Newcastle legend Shearer has the overall scoring record of 260 goals.
Haaland has a long way to go to catch up to these legends, but with his current form, he has the potential to become one of the greatest goal-scorers in Premier League history.
Haaland’s performances have not gone unnoticed by the footballing world, with many top clubs, including Manchester United, rumored to be interested in securing his services in the future.
Manchester City will be hoping to hold on to their star striker for as long as possible, as his goals will be crucial in their pursuit of more trophies.