Compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland has more hat tricks in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah and he both share the same number. He is halfway to Sergio Aguero’s record-breaking total of twelve goals.
Haaland has spent half a season playing in England’s premier league. There are a total of 19 league games.
The Norwegian scored his fourth treble on Sunday in Manchester City’s easy 3-0 victory over Wolves, accomplishing it in only 12 minutes either side of halftime.
With 25 of those coming in the Premier League, he now has a staggering 31 goals for the season across all competitions.
Others beckon, while some records have already been shattered. Following his most recent goal-scoring achievement, BBC Sport recognizes Erling Braut Haaland as a phenomenon.
As Man City defeat Wolves, Haaland scores a hat-trick once more.
The Premier League games on Sunday had the best action and reactions.
Haaland has scored four hat-tricks in as few as 19 Premier League appearances, as was already mentioned.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored his fourth goal in his 65th Manchester United league game, is the next guy to attain the same amount of Premier League trebles, demonstrating just how absurdly quick it is.
Here is how the City striker compares to the other three to make the list of the four fastest…
fastest players to four hat-tricks in the Premier League
During his stay in England, Aguero, who replaced Haaland up front for City, notched 12 hat-tricks in the Premier League. Nobody has managed more plays. Harry Kane of Tottenham has the most active players in England right now, with eight.
The Argentine played 275 Premier League games for City, where he scored 184 goals throughout the course of his career.
With 260 Premier League goals, Alan Shearer leads all scorers with 11 trebles. He is the only guy to have scored five times as many goals as Haaland did in a single season, which was the 1995–96 campaign when he scored 31 goals.
He is currently ninth on City’s all-time list of hat-trick scorers across all competitions, which is currently lead by Aguero (16).
Manchester City has the most hat-tricks.
Player Hat-tricks Games
Aguero, Sergio 16 390
275 Fred Tilson
8247 Tommy Browell
6 276 Dennis Tueart
493 Eric Brook
6.339 Raheem Sterling
134 Billy McAdams 5
148 Carlos Tevez
5.355 Tommy Johnson
In the bag, the Golden Boot?
Haaland has now surpassed Shearer’s 1995–96 league goal total this season with his total goals in all competitions.
Shearer won the Golden Boot that year after scoring 31, which is tied for the fourth-most goals in a Premier League season, three fewer than the 34 goals he and Andy Cole combined to score for Newcastle the season before.
Haaland has already scored 25 goals, which would have been sufficient for him to win the Golden Boot in more than half of the 30 matches played since the English top division’s renaming in 1992.
He has already scored enough goals to be the division’s leading scorer in each of the previous four seasons.
The player that is 10 goals behind Haaland in the scoring standings for this season is three-time Golden Boot winner Kane.
Haaland’s heroics on Sunday also broke another City record, as his 18 home league goals set a new mark for the club at Etihad Stadium, surpassing Sergio Aguero’s previous mark of 16 set in 2011–12.
He needs one more goal to tie Sergio Aguero’s Premier League record of 26 goals by a City player, but he still has some work to do to top Tommy Johnson’s 38 goals in the previous First Division season of 1928–1929.
He will finish the campaign with a tidy 50 if his performance from the first half of the campaign holds true for the second.
outscoring a large portion of Europe and almost half of the Premier League
As of right now, Haaland has scored more league goals by himself than nine Premier League teams. He needs one more to make it a clean half and match Leeds’ total of 26.
Chelsea, who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on attackers for their lineup, have three fewer goals than Haaland, who joined City last June for £51.2 million from Borussia Dortmund.
The number of goals scored by the Norwegian is more than double that of Sunday’s opponents Wolves, who have only scored 12.
If you want to go this further, he has currently scored more goals this season than 51 teams in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga, and Serie A combined.
Three goals on sixteen touches
What is his most recent achievement?
His three goals came from just 16 touches in the whole game, making it another another exercise in brutal simplicity.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of City, said he needed to find a way to involve Haaland more in games for his team following last weekend’s 2-1 Premier League loss at Manchester United, but woe betide the rest of the division if he increases his goals-per-touch total in addition to his contact with the ball.
The first goal on Sunday was a header from a well-known player, and Kevin de Bruyne gave him his fifth assist — the most any player has given another this season in the league.
He then scored a penalty after Wolves captain Ruben Neves fouled Ilkay Gundogan, and then he scored his third after Riyad Mahrez received a pass directly from the opponent’s goalkeeper Jose Sa outside of the six-yard box.
Former England defender Stephen Warnock was naturally enthusiastic in his summary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
It is really challenging to defend against that movement, that power, the clinical aspect, and the anticipation of where the ball will fall to him, the player claimed. “You could get so enamored with a player that you make room for other players. You’ve lost him by the time you focus on the ball again.
When you try to sense him and figure out where he is, he is quite skilled at not being touched. Look at the movement on the first goal; it is outstanding.
He will continue to improve, which is concerning for world football.
Guardiola, who is accustomed to discussing his striker, said this following Sunday’s victory: “The figures are unbelievable. He devotes every waking moment to his work, passion, and love.
“Whether things are going well or poorly, he doesn’t seem too bothered. He is solid. He senses his setbacks. It’s absolutely excellent.