Erling Haaland scripts Premier League history for Manchester City
Erling Haaland was once again on the scoresheet as Manchester City thumped Bournemouth 4-1 in the Premier League 2022-24 season. Haaland scored City's second goal of the match, taking his tally to 27 in the ongoing Premier League season. Haaland has now become City's highest scorer in a single Premier League campaign, steering clear of Sergio Aguero.
Haaland breaks Aguero's record
Having played 24 Premier League games this season, Haaland has scored 27 times, besides making four assists. Before this, Aguero held the record for scoring the most goals for Man City in a single PL season. Aguero had scored 26 goals for City in the Premier League 2014-15 season.
Haaland slams a new record!
Another record for Haaland
As per Opta, Haaland's 27 Premier League goals this season is the most by a Manchester City player in a single top-flight campaign since Francis Lee's 33 in 1971-72. In his debut season for Man City, former Borussia Dortmund forward Haaland, has already amassed 33 goals in 33 matches across competitions.
Man City hammer Bournemouth
Man City City saw Julian Alvarez handing them the lead. Haaland made it 2-0 in the 29th minute from Phil Foden's assist. It was Foden who punished Philip Billing's wayward pass to add City's third before half-time. Bournemouth's misery piled on after the break when Chris Mepham deflected an Alvarez volley into his own net. A late consolation arrived via Jefferson Lerma.
City race to 55 points from 25 games
Man City have raced to 55 points from 25 games (W17 D4 L4). Pep Guardiola's side remains two points behind league leaders Arsenal (57). However, Arsenal have played a game less. Bournemouth are 19th, having suffered their 13th defeat this season.