Say Erling Haaland hit the ground running Manchester City would be something of an understatement.
The Norwegian striker has taken the Premier League by storm. He scored 11 goals in his first seven matches, registering hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
No player from Europe’s top five leagues has found the back of the net more times than Haaland so far in 2022/23. Yes, this includes the form Neymar and Robert Lewandowski.
Haaland’s numbers are simply amazing. In fact, they are so good that at the time of writing only four men have scored more Premier League goals in 2022 than him.
The 11-year-old former Borussia Dortmund man’s journey is more than Cristiano Ronaldo (10 out of 22), Mohammad Salah (10 out of 21) and Gabriel Jesus (10 out of 19).
So, let’s take a look at the Premier League’s top scorers this calendar year…
Erling Haaland (11) has scored more Premier League goals in 2022 than:
◉ Mohamed Salah (10 out of 22)
◉ Cristiano Ronaldo (10 out of 21)
◉ Gabriel Jesus (10 out of 19)
He only played seven games. 🤯
—Squawka (@Squawka) September 22, 2022
All players with 7+ Premier League goals so far this year
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – 7 goals
Alexis MacAllister (Brighton) – 7 goals
Richarlison (Everton/Tottenham) – 7 goals
Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham) – 7 goals
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) – 7 goals
Yoane Wissa (Brentford) – 7 goals
Luis Diaz (liverpool) – 7 goals
Kai Havertz (chelsea) – 7 goals
Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds) – 8 goals
Jack Harrison (Leeds) – 9 goals
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – 9 goals
Sadio Mané (Liverpool) – 9 goals
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City/Chelsea) – 9 goals
James Maddison (Leicester) – 10 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – 10 goals
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 10 goals
Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/Arsenal) – 10 goals
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 11 goals
Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – 11 goals
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 13 goals
Ivan Toney (Brentford) – 13 goals
Heung-min Son (Tottenham) – 18 goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 19 goals
Haaland shouldn’t be that high on the list, but we’re talking about a man who could very well be a footballing cyborg.
Kane’s record is also very impressive and it looks like Spurs’ talisman form has slipped slightly under the radar lately.
Sure, he’s yet to hit double figures in the Premier League this season (he’s currently on six goals), but the man who will soon be England’s top scorer has been a hallmark of the consistency throughout 2022.
There is reason to argue that Haaland and Kane are the two best strikers on the planet right now, although that could do a disservice to Lewandowski and Karim Benzema.
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