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Erling Haaland holds record for most EPL goals in a season

Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring against West Ham United.Photo/BBCSport.

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has broken and now holds the record for goals in a Premier League season.

The Norwegian scored his 35th league goal of the campaign against West Ham on Wednesday to move past Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole’s previous best of 34.

Haaland had already set a new high in a 38-game season, surpassing Mohamed Salah’s 32 goals for Liverpool in 2017/18.

He now holds the overall record and has another five games to add to that tally.

Cole’s 34 goals for Newcastle in 1993/94 was matched by Shearer as he fired Blackburn to the title the following year but there were 22 teams in the top flight in both seasons, giving them an extra four matches to play as Shearer started all 42 in his record season, while Cole missed two that season.

Haaland, who is in his debut season in English Topflight, has set the new marker in just his 31st game of the year.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas