Erling Haaland’s impact on the Premier League since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City has been nothing short of historic. The Norwegian international has etched his name into the league’s record books by becoming the fastest player to reach 50 goals. Haaland accomplished this remarkable feat during the Premier League clash against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
In achieving this milestone, Haaland surpassed notable players like Andrew Cole (65), Alan Shearer (66), and Ruud Van Nistelrooy (68). Both past and present Liverpool players Fernando Torres and Mohamed Salah also feature on the list, having taken 72 games to reach 50 goals. Impressively, the 23-year-old striker has now scored against 20 of the 21 opposing teams he has faced in the Premier League, with Brentford being the only exception.
Moreover, Manchester City extended their unbeaten run in the league to 51 matches when leading at halftime (W48 D3). In contrast, Liverpool has managed to salvage at least a point from each of their last four league games when trailing at halftime (W2 D2), securing victories in both instances this season. Haaland’s record-breaking achievement and Manchester City’s consistent form add further excitement to the unfolding Premier League season.