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How many hat-tricks has Erling Haaland scored this season?

Haaland scored a first-half brace and completed his hat-trick in the 59th minute.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Quarter-Final - Manchester City v Burnley - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - March 18, 2023 Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their third goal and his hat-trick Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff
JASON CAIRNDUFFAction Images via Reuters

Erling Haaland has collected another match ball. The Norwegian striker took to the field on Saturday with 39 goals for the 2022-23 season and left with 42 goals in all competitions in his first season in blue.

Manchester City brushed past Burnley at the Etihad on Saturday, winning 6-0 to progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Haaland scored a first-half brace and completed his hat-trick in the 59th minute of the tie against Vincent Kompany’s Championship high-flyers.

It wasn’t the return to Manchester Kompany would have hoped for as Haaland ran riot for the second time this week.

Another Haaland hat-trick

The 22-year-old is in frightening form and scored five against RB Leipzig on Tuesday; City won 7-0 on Tuesday and 6-0 on Saturday - scoring 13 goals in less than a week.

Haaland deservedly picked up the Man of the Match Award as the rain came down on a wet evening in the northwest and City can now prepare for an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Saturday’s treble was Haaland’s sixth hat-trick of the season. He has now scored 16 hat-tricks at club level and two with Norway at international level.

Many have questioned whether he was the right fit for City. He certainly is.