Manchester City striker Erling Haaland continues to break records and amaze everyone with his performances, despite only playing 11 games for the ‘citizens’. On Sunday, City’s 22-year-old goalscorer scored a hat-trick in a 6-3 city derby win at Manchester United, making him the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games.
The Norway international also broke the record for the fastest to reach three hat-tricks in the League – he managed to do it in just 8 games, while Michael Owen needed 48. Haaland has a staggering 17 goals in 11 games for City and journalists in England do a curious projection – if the striker continues to score with the same frequency, he will finish the season with 95 goals, or even 102 if he always plays the full 90 minutes.
Another interesting statistic shows that Haaland not only realizes his clear chances, but also often scores from difficult situations. In the Premier League, he has 14 goals, although the so-called coefficient xG (expected goals) is only 7.63. Meanwhile, since the start of the campaign there have been 226 players in the Premier League who have played the ball more often than Haaland. However, he is third in touches of the ball in the opposing penalty area, as well as first in accurate shots (20).
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