Haaland eyes 95-year record - can he 'walk on water'?

By Uke Samuel   3 months ago   67
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Erling Haaland has scored 25 goals in 19 Premier League games for Manchester City

'Phenomenon'. 'One-off'. 'Freak of nature'.

You name it and Erling Haaland has probably been called it as his prolific debut season in English football continues to destroy Premier League goalscoring records.

Any questions about how the Norway striker would fit in Manchester City's system this season were soon answered when he netted 14 goals in his first eight Premier League games, including back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

With 25 goals in his first 19 league games, it seems a matter of when, not if, Haaland will break Andy Cole and Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 34 goals in one season.

But what about pre-Premier League records?

William Ralph Dean led Everton to the league title in 1927-28. Known as Dixie, Dean scored a barely believable 60 league goals, even though he missed three of the 42 matches that season.

Many years after his famous season, Dean spoke about his record. "People ask me if that 60-goal record will ever be beaten," he said. "I think it will. But there's only one man who'll do it. That's that fella who walks on the water. I think he's about the only one."

So can Haaland walk on water?


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Kayode Matthew
3 months ago

You can do it haaland


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Olayinka Toyin
3 months ago

Its not possible.

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