Erling Haaland equals hat-trick record of legends: what is his next target?
With his three goals against Fulham, Manchester City’s Norwegian striker joined some Premier League legends in the history books.
In only his second season in English football, Erling Haaland continues to make strides in breaking various records. On Saturday, in Manchester City’s convincing 5-1 victory over Fulham, the Norwegian forward stood out with yet another hat-trick.
How many Premier League hat-tricks has Haaland scored?
With his performance against the London club, Haaland has now accumulated 42 goals in the Premier League. Notably, 15 of these 42 goals have come in the form of hat-tricks, meaning he has five while wearing the City shirt in the domestic competition.
The man with the flowing blond locks continues to make history, and what sets him apart is the unprecedented speed at which he is accomplishes these feats. Likely helped by him joining the most dominant side over recent years.
His five has him now sharing the record with some of the Premier League’s legendary figures, namely, Robin Van Persie, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Ian Wright, Andrew Cole, and Dimitar Berbatov. All members of the exclusive five hat-trick club.
Who has scored the most hat-trick in the Premier League?
Considering that Haaland is likely to score several more hat-tricks in the Premier League, the next players on his list of potential victims include Luis Suárez, Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Harry Kane, and Thierry Henry.
The two highest scorers of these iconic triples are Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero, who achieved 12 with Manchester City, and Alan Shearer who accumulated 11 across his EPL career.