Erling Haaland broke Premier League records by scoring a hat-trick against Nottingham Forest.
Manchester City easily defeated newly promoted Nottingham Forest 6-0 at home, with Erling Haaland playing a significant role in the victory.
With a hat-trick in the first half, the Norwegian striker destroyed Nottingham Forest, giving him three goals in two straight games.
Haaland has made an outstanding start to life in England as a Manchester City player, and after just five Premier League games, he has already broken numerous records.
On cloud nine, Haaland
Erling Haaland’s hat-trick against Nottingham Forest brought his season total to nine Premier League goals, the most by any player in league history after five games.
English striker Mick Quinn and Manchester City icon Sergio Aguero, who both scored eight goals in their first five games, formerly shared the record for goals scored in the first five Premier League games.
With nine goals, which he scored in four of his five games thus far, Haaland has now eclipsed that mark by one goal and established a new one.
Haaland has scored nine goals in his first five games, more than English striker Harry Kane scored in the Premier League in August with eight goals.
The problem is that Kane, who plays for Tottenham, is currently in his tenth Premier League season and has only scored eight times in 26 games in August. Haaland has already eclipsed Kane’s August record after just five games in his maiden season.
Haaland, the hat-trick hero, scored a hat-trick in Manchester City’s victory over Crystal Palace and shortly after that, he scored another three goals against Nottingham Forest to join an exclusive group of scorers.
He is currently just the seventh player in Premier League history to score back-to-back hat tricks.
Only seven other players—Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney, and Harry Kane (twice)—have tallied consecutive hat tricks in the Premier League. Haaland, Erling