"My goodness, another hat trick from Erling Haaland.

This is getting ridiculous now," writes English football icon Gary Lineker on Twitter.

As sure as the sun rises, you know that Haaland will write himself into the score sheet.

At home to Wolverhamton, he made it 1-0 at the end of the first half after reaching the top of a header duel.

The second half he barely started before Haaland got the chance from the penalty spot.

The attacking star did not make any mistakes and scored a controlled 2-0.

And just five minutes later, he completed his hat-trick, making it 3-0 in an open goal after a great tackle by the away team's goalkeeper José Sá, who had the ball at his feet and smashed it straight into the gap of an opponent.

The Norwegian was then replaced after an hour of play and received a standing ovation from the home crowd.

He has now scored a total of 25 Premier League goals this season and 31 in total since joining Manchester City in May.

This was Haaland's fourth Premier League hat-trick in just 19 appearances - by comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo has been credited with three hat-tricks in all his years in the league.

Haaland has also, already in January, passed the record for the top scorers in the Premier League in the last four seasons.