Erling Haaland is already off to a flying start with Manchester City following his arrival this past Summer from Borussia Dortmund with his second consecutive hat-trick.
Within the first 45 minutes against Nottingham Forest, the Norwegian forward broke the record for the most goals scored in the first five games in Premier League history as he headed home his ninth goal in only five (four and a half) appearances.
The joint record of eight goals were also both held by Manchester City players as Mickey Quinn scored eight in 1992/93 and Sergio Aguero did so in his first season with City in 2011/12.
Haaland put on a show for the City faithful before he was subbed off in the 67th minute as Pep Guardiola’s side were up 5-0.
City would go on to win the game 6-0 with goals from Joao Cancelo and a brace from Julian Alvarez would wrap up City’s night
The Premier League’s all-time single season goal record stands at 32 goals for a 38 game season which Mohammed Salah hit in 2017-2018, but both Andy Cole and Alan Shearer hit 34 goals in the 90’s when the EPL had 22 teams.
Haaland also needs 21 more goals to pass Kevin Phillips for the most goals scored in a debut season.
Here are some of the craziest stats to come out of Wednesday’s game:
Should the forward keep up his electric pace it might just be a matter of time for him to shatter all of these records.