Haaland blows EPL hat-trick record to smithereens, Cristiano can only sit and watch

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is making a mockery of the Premier League.

The giant Norwegian has now scored 14 goals after eight games, an all-time record at this stage of atop-flight campaign.

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Almost unbelievably, he’s struck hat-tricks in each of his last three home games in the competition. His treble yesterday in a 6-3 win over Manchester rivals United followed hat-tricks against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.

Just for sake of good measure, Cristiano Ronaldo’s three hat-tricks in the English top flight took the five-time Ballon d’Or winner 232 games. Haaland has needed just eight. Ronaldo was an unused substitute for United at the Etihad.

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Haaland fastest to three EPL hat-tricks

Erling Haaland took just eight EPL games to bag a hat-trick of hat-tricks. The next quickest man to achieve that feat was Michael Owen who did so in 48 matches. Whatever Premier League scoring records you can imagine – they’re probably not safe with Man City’s new number 9 around.

Fastest to three #EPL hat-tricks:

Erling Haaland – 8 games
Michael Owen – 48 games
Ruud van Nistelrooy – 59 games
Fernando Torres – 64 games
Andrew Cole – 65 games
Luis Suárez – 71 games #ManchesterDerby

— foodball (@foodball_za) October 2, 2022

Stat: @foodball_za / Twitter.

Surely it can’t be too much longer until Haaland enters his name into the Ballon d’Or equation? The 22-year-old has scored 17 times in 10 competitive games for the English champions.

Here’s a nice video compilation of the big man’s performance in yesterday’s Manchester Derby.

Erling Haaland vs Manchester United (H) pic.twitter.com/6DyR5cX8Vb

— Chris (@FutbolDeAmour) October 2, 2022

Haaland was born to score goals. Video: @futbaldeamour / Twitter.

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