Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credit: Stu Forster / GETTY IMAGES EUROPE / Getty Images via AFP 23:45 p.m., May 03, 2023Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scored his 35th Premier League goal of the season against West Ham on Wednesday night. He thus became the record holder for the number of goals scored in a single season in the English Championship by dethroning Andy Cole and Alan Shearer (34 goals).
Erling Haaland became the top scorer in a Premier League season in all formats on Wednesday night, scoring his 35th goal for Manchester City against West Ham in a late match of matchday 28. In the 71st minute of the match, ideally launched by Jack Grealish, the Norwegian went to beat Lukasz Fabianski with a spiked ball for 2-0.
In his first season with the Citizens, Andy Cole and Alan Shearer had stopped 34 goals with Newcastle in 1993-94 for the first and Blackburn the following season for the second. The elite of English football then had 22 teams, or 42 rounds. It has been reduced to 20 clubs and 38 rounds since the 1995–96 season.
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Absolute record for Dixie Dean
It took only 31 appearances for Haaland to set this new record, where his elders had played 40 and 42 matches respectively. The Norwegian superstar in all competitions has scored 51 goals since the start of the 2022-23 season. You have to go back to 1966-67, well before the creation of the Premier League, to find a more prolific striker than him over a season in the elite, it was the Welshman Ron Davies with Southampton (37 goals).
But the absolute record in the elite, all eras, should not be threatened, since it belongs to Dixie Dean, an Everton player who had found the net 60 times in 42 days in 1926/27, before being crowned champion.