Erling Haaland given Man City guard of honour after breaking Premier League goalscoring record

Erling Haaland was given a guard of honour from his Manchester City teammates after breaking the record for goals in a Premier League season.

The Manchester City frontman netted his 35th league goal against West Ham with a delightful chip to make it 2-0.


Haaland is out there on his own for goals in a Premier League season

He showed great composure to put City 2-0 up against West Ham


He showed great composure to put City 2-0 up against West Ham

Jack Grealish slid in the Norwegian, who raced down towards goal at the Etihad Stadium.

As West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski came out to meet him, the 22-year-old simply dinked the ball over him and into the net before doing his trademark yoga celebration.

City went on to win 3-0 with goals from Nathan Ake and Phil Foden but the whole team congratulated Haaland with a guard of honour.

The squad formed a tunnel which the formidable striker ran down, receiving slaps on the back for his trouble before turning and raising his arms in victory.

The City star needed just one goal to break the record set by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, who both scored 34 goals in 42-game seasons.

Shearer netted 34 times in 1994/95 for Blackburn while Cole scored 34 in 1993/94 while playing for Newcastle.

Haaland celebrated in usual style


Haaland celebrated in usual style

But Haaland has completed the feat in less time, grabbing his 35 goal in just 32 matches – and Shearer sent his congratulations shortly after.

He tweeted: “Couldn’t have wanted it to go to a nicer guy. It’s only taken 28 years!!!! He’s the best.”

The former Borussia Dortmund star could go on to obliterate the record, with Leeds up next in the Premier League, the city he was born.

There are then further matches against woeful Everton and Chelsea before a trip to Brighton on the final day of the season.

And he already has a remarkable 51 goals in all competitions, having grabbed his half-century against Fulham from the penalty spot at the weekend.

Speaking on talkSPORT about his goal, ex-City and West Ham star Trevor Sinclair compared him to Premier League legend Ian Wright.

Haaland has netted 35 Premier League goals this season


Haaland has netted 35 Premier League goals this season

Alongside Sam Matterface on co-commentary, he said: “A sublime dink over the goalkeeper. Something I can imagine Ian Wright doing.

“He goes into his little yoga pose. 51 goals in the season, 35 in the league. Some season this kid is having.

“It’s ludicrous. He could end up getting to 60 easily.”

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