Erling Haaland breaks Michael Owen’s hat-trick record by 40 Premier League games

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Erling Haaland has not only become the first player in history to score hat-tricks in three consecutive Premier League home games – but he demolished a record previously held by Michael Owen in the 6-3 win over Manchester United.

The 22-year-old striker, who has now scored 14 goals in the division for Manchester City, needed only eight matches to score three trebles – with the previous record standing at 48.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen had topped the list until Sunday afternoon, with Ruud van Nistelrooy next on 59 appearances ahead of Fernando Torres on 64 and Andy Cole on 65.

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Haaland's form has somehow improved since leaving Borussia Dortmund where he scored 86 goals across 89 fixtures – with the Norwegian averaging 1.89 goals per 90 minutes in the Premier League.

City took the lead through Phil Foden after just eight minutes, with the Englishman scoring again after Haaland managed a three-minute brace.

With Antony getting one back early in the second-half, Haaland completed his table after the hour mark with Foden doing the same 10 minutes later – and Anthony Martial getting two back to make 6-3 the final score.

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Haaland might well be looking at Mohamed Salah's Premier League goal record of 32 in a single season, and is currently on course for an astonishing 66 strikes.

The former Molde man sits seven goals clear at the top of the scorers charts ahead of Harry Kane, having also managed three assists.

Following their victory, City sit a point behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table having won six of their opening eight matches and drawing twice.

Haaland said of his performance on Sky Sports: "It wasn't bad… we scored six goals. What can you say? It's amazing. It's nice. You can see that we always want to go forward and attack.

"This is what I love about the team. We always want to attack. I think we have to have two match balls for man of the match.

"One ball for the first half and one ball for the second half."


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