‘Record Breaker’ Holland “Happy night, it was painful when I hit my back”
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35 goals in 31 league games. ‘Monster striker’ Elling Haaland (Manchester City) has become a ‘record breaker’ by displaying an amazing scoring ability of more than one goal per game.
Holland scored his 35th league goal in the 2022-23 EPL Round 28 home game against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 4th (Korean time), leading to a 3-0 victory.
Man City, who had won 9 consecutive wins amid Holland’s performance, pushed Arsenal (78 points) to second place in one day with 25 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses (79 points) and rose to the lead. Manchester City have played one less game than Arsenal.
Holland, who had been aiming for the West Ham goal from the beginning, paid off in the 25th minute of the second half. Receiving a pass from Jack Grealish, he scored with an exquisite shot that crossed the goalkeeper’s key with his left foot in a one-on-one opportunity with the goalkeeper.
With this goal, Haaland scored his 35th league goal, setting the EPL record for most goals in a single season. The previous record was 34 goals by Andy Cole in 1994 and Alan Shearer in 1995.
At the time Cole and Shearer scored 34 goals, the team scored 42 games, four more than the current 38.
In an interview with ‘Sky Sports’ after the game, Haaland expressed his joy, saying, “It was a special night and a special moment. I am so happy and proud.”
Haaland is showing his strength by scoring 51 goals in 45 matches this season, including 35 goals in the EPL. He scored 35 goals in the league, 3 goals in the English Football Association (FA) Cup, 1 goal in the League Cup and 12 goals in the UEFA Champions League.
Haaland, who wrote a new EPL history, is now challenging the record for the most goals in a season. The record for most goals in a single season in the English league was 63 by Dixie Dean in 1928. Haaland can play nine more matches, including five regular league matches, one FA Cup match and up to three Champions League matches. Manchester City are in the FA Cup final and Champions League semi-final.
“Now I have to focus on one game at a time,” Haaland said through the BBC. “My team is so good. I’m happy now.” ㅋㅋㅋ벳
After the match, Haaland received congratulations from Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and other colleagues for setting a new record for the most goals scored. The players lined up facing each other, and when Haaland passed between them, his teammates congratulated him by beating him violently. It was the so-called ‘guard of honor’.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Haaland said. “As always, it felt good to score (a record).” “It was painful when his teammates congratulated me and slapped me on the back,” he smiled.
35 goals in 31 league games. ‘Monster striker’ Elling Haaland (Manchester City) has become a ‘record breaker’ by displaying an amazing scoring ability of more than one goal per game. Holland scored his 35th league goal in the 2022-23 EPL Round 28 home game against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on…