Haaland Seeking To Match Aguero, Quinn Premier League Goal Record

As Manchester City host Nothingham Forest at the Etihad stadium

Erling Haaland will be seeking to score twice when Manchester City host Nothingham Forest at the Etihad stadium Wednesday evening to match a Premier League goal record.

The Norwegian has scored six goals in four appearances since he joined Pep Guardiola’s side from German Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund this summer and if he scores twice against Taiwo Awoniyi’s Forest, he will be matching Mick Quinn and Sergio Aguero’s Premier League record for most scored in a player’s first five matches.

Quinn and Aguero netted eight times in their first five Premier League games for Coventry City (1992/93 season) and Manchester City (2011/12 season) respectively.

Haaland who opened his Premier League campaign with a brace in Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat of West Ham at the London stadium will be aiming to become the third person to do so or set a stand alone record if he scores another hat-trick after netting three times in the Cityzens’ 4-2 comeback defeat of Crystal Palace at the Etihad stadium.

Manchester City boss, Guardiola believes Haaland will score many goals in his first season at the cluband the 22 year old has started to fulfil the Spaniard’s expectations.

‘Erling has done [what he has done] since he was born,” said Guardiola after the Norwegian scored thrice against Palace.

“He has done what he has done all his life, in Salzburg and everywhere he has been he has scored goals.

“Against these type of teams, we struggle because they defend so deep, but he has an incredible sense of goal.

“The three (he scored), especially the last one, but the first one as well, were all good goals.

“The numbers for this guy are beyond. The most important thing is that he has settled perfectly, and he is an incredibly humble guy.

“He is a lovely person. He chats more with the guys from the Academy and that means a lot.

“Hopefully, he can be happy the time we are together.”


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