Erling Haaland proud after setting Premier League goals record

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Haaland’s 70th-minute effort against West Ham was his 35th in the league this season.

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland reflected on a “special night” after his strike against West Ham earned him the record of scoring the most goals in a single Premier League season.

Haaland scored the winner in the 70th minute when he headed home from Jack Grealish’s pass and chipped Lukasz Fabianski to take his tally to 35 league goals this term.

This moved Nor past Andy Cole and Alan Shearer, who previously held the record for their efforts in the 1993-94 and 1994-1995 seasons.

“A special night and a special moment. Yes, I’m really happy and proud,” Haaland told Sky Sports.

“Of course I knew about it. Of course, but we try to create chances to score goals. It wasn’t easy.

“They came here to try and defend for 90 minutes and we struggled a bit in the first half, but in the second half Nath (Ake) scored, myself and last Phil (Foden) scored of course, so it was an important win.”

An early penalty at Fulham on Sunday allowed Haaland to equal the 34 goals achieved by Cole and Shearer, but he was forced to wait a few days before moving fully forward.

The summer arrival was given a full-time guard of honor by his City team-mates following his success in the 3-0 win that moved Pep Guardiola’s side back to the top of the Premier League.

Another individual goal in Haaland’s sights is Dixie Dean’s 63-goal performance for Everton in the 1927-28 campaign.

But Haaland, on 51 goals in the campaign, insisted: “No, I’m not thinking about that now. I’ll sleep on this game and wake up tomorrow thinking I’ll try to get the three points here against Leeds.

“It’s not going to be easy with the new manager and everything, but we can’t keep thinking about these records. I would go crazy, I would go crazy in my head, so I don’t think about this.

“Now I’m going to go home and play some video games, eat something and then sleep. That’s what I’m going to do and we have to start thinking about Leeds tomorrow. It’s my life.”

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