Erling Haaland breaks Premier League record as Man City striker continues incredible start

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Erling Haaland has made the most prolific start ever to a Premier League career after the Manchester City striker helped himself to a perfect hat-trick against Nottingham Forest.

Erling  Haaland put City 2-0 up inside 23 minutes with two close-range finishes at the Etihad Stadium before making history with a header seven minutes before the break.

His hat-trick – his second in as many games after firing City to a 4-2 win over Crystal Palace last time out – took him to nine goals in his first five Premier League games.

City legend Sergio Aguero and former Newcastle United and Coventry City striker Micky Quinn had previously set the benchmark by scoring eight goals in their first five games in the competition.

Haaland, who has nine, has already scored more goals in five games in August than Harry Kane has on 26 (eight).

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