Manchester City’s ‘monster striker’ Erling Hollan (22) broke the record for most goals in a season in the English Premier League.
Halan from Norway scored his 35th league goal in the 2022-2023 Premier League home game against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 4th (Korean time), setting Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s previous record of 34 goals. exceeded
Hollan has already surpassed the 32 goals scored by Liverpool’s Muhammad Salah in the 2017-2018 season and set the record for the most goals in a league season with 38 matches. Cole and Shearer set records when the Premier League, which was launched in 1992, played 22 teams and 42 games in its first three seasons. Cole scored 34 goals in 40 games for Newcastle in the 1993-1994 season, and the following season Shearer started all games for Blackburn and set the same goal tally. On the other hand, Haalan, who debuted in the Premier League this season, broke the record with two in 31 games. Therefore, Haalan’s scoring rate per game is higher than both.
“It is a special night and a special moment. I’m really happy and proud,” Hollan told Sky Sports.
Manchester City will play five more games in the league.
“I feel really good, I’m really happy and I’m happy with the three points,” he told BBC Match of the Day. “In the end, that (three points) is what matters and I’m happy.”
Hollan’s 35th goal came in the second half in a 3-0 win over West Ham. With this, Man City returned to the top of the league by beating Arsenal by one point.
After the final whistle blew, teammates, coach Pep Guardiola, and club staff formed two rows and headed to the locker room to celebrate with Hollan.“It was painful,” Hollan told Sky Sports. Everyone hit me on the back,” he said with a laugh.
Hollan is also on the verge of breaking the record for the most goals in a season in the first division of English professional football. If he adds 2 goals, he is on par with Ron Davies, who scored 37 goals for Southampton in the 1966-1967 season. 크크크벳
Also, as a member of English professional football, it is possible to set a new record for the most goals in a single season across all competitions. Dixie Dean holds the record for Everton in the 1927-1928 season with 60 goals in 39 games.
“It’s amazing,” Guardiola told BBC Sport. He’s only 22 and still has five games to go. We expected him to score and break Cole’s and Shearer’s records. I’m sure all he wants is to win the Premier League.”
Guardiola, who faces Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on the 11th, revealed how satisfied he is with the signing of the 22-year-old authentic striker.
“We can’t achieve that if the club doesn’t sign top-notch players. Impossible.”