Manchester City striker Erling Haaland became the Premier League’s leading scorer before the new year when he opened the scoring against Everton on Saturday night.
Riyad Mahrez led the ball on the right wing, turned to his right foot, and then passed it across to Haaland to buffer the close, to clear the deadlock in the 24th minute.
The goal made Haaland the first player in Premier League history to score 21 goals before the new year, despite the fact that the competition was suspended for a month to make way for the 2022 World Cup.
The Norwegian striker significantly improved performance compared to the new year with last season, when he scored 22 goals for Dortmund in 24 Bundesliga games.
Haaland set a new record in the Premier League through 15 matches, averaging 1.4 goals per game, not to mention three assists.
However, the 22-year-old striker also scored five goals in the Champions League group stage and one in the 3-2 win over Liverpool in the last 16 round of the English League Cup.
Initially, in the first half of his Premier League season, Haaland set different records, including the fastest two hat-tricks, the most consecutive hat-tricks in home matches, and the player to reach the record. The top twenty tables.
Haaland currently leads the list of Premier League top scorers, far ahead of Harry Kane (13 goals), Ivan Toney (12), Aleksandar Mitrovic (10), or Miguel Almiron, Rodrigo (9).
He is only two goals behind the achievements of Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah – the top scorer last season with 23 goals.
Haaland scored 21 goals from 62 shots and 368 touches. On average, the Norwegian striker finishes once per six touches, and one out of every 18 is converted into a goal.
The 22-year-old striker has a one-goal performance in 58 minutes. If he maintains this performance until the end of the season, Haaland will reach 55 goals, breaking the Premier League record of 34 goals held by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.