London, April 15 (BNA): The records continue with Erling Haaland at Manchester City. Losses are mounting for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
City’s 3-1 victory at Leicester on Saturday, which moved the champions three points clear of Premier League leaders Arsenal, was inevitably driven by Haaland despite the prolific striker only having 45 minutes on the field.
By the time he was substituted in the first half, the Norway international had scored twice from the penalty spot, the last being a cut-off finish after Kevin De Bruyne’s through ball to move to 32 league goals for the season.
With this, Haaland tied Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah with the most goals in 38 Premier League matches. Salah’s tally came in the 2017-2018 campaign.
Haaland is sure to surpass that, too, and is on course to break the record for a 42-game campaign, which stands at 34 goals and is jointly held by Andy Cole (at Newcastle in 1993-94) and Alan Shearer (at Blackburn in 94-95).
Another top scorer for City was John Stones, who have won 10 consecutive matches in all competitions and are piling pressure on Arsenal in a title race that appears to be heading into the final weekend.