(CNN) — Records can last for decades, a seemingly immutable mark that flutters beyond the reach of those who seek to break it.
Then, for once that could seem so improbable due to the efforts of just one player, many of the Premier League’s own goalscoring records some have stood for nearly 30 years, are looking increasingly easy to break with Manchester City striker Erling Haaland’s desire to smash it.
Since joining the Nationals last summer, the 22-year-old Norwegian has scored at an alarming rate, already breaking several English Premier League records.
Haaland scored again, against Bournemouth, in the 25th round.
This goal raised his tally in the (Premier League) to 27 goals, to set a record, as no other Manchester City player scored this number of goals in the English Premier League during one season.
The former player, Sergio Aguero, had a record, having scored 26 goals in the 2014/15 season in 33 games, but Erling Haaland needed only 24 matches to surpass this number.
“Haaland’s influence was incredible,” Pep Guardiola, Citysens coach, told Sky Sports after the match. “We love him and he scores a lot of goals. He’s an incredible threat to our opponents, so we’re very happy.” .
With 13 more Premier League games to go this season, it looks like the Norwegian’s numbers will only be increasing.
He is now just seven goals away from the Premier League record of 34 held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer, but scored after playing 42 games in one season, in 1994/93 and 1995/94 respectively.
Egyptian star Mohamed Salah holds the record for the most goals scored in one season, from 38 matches with 32 goals in the 2017/2018 season.
At his current scoring average, Haaland is on course to break both of these records.
Meanwhile, outside (Premier League) Erling Haaland continued to collect goals, scoring 33 goals in 33 games in various competitions, with Manchester City this season.
But there are some numbers that are likely to remain out of Haaland’s reach, at least for this season.
Former Everton striker Dixie Dean holds the all-time Premier League record, scoring 60 goals in just 39 games during the 1927/28 season.
While Argentine Lionel Messi scored 73 goals in all competitions he played during the 2011/2012 season.
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