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Erling Haaland scored 50 goals in the English Premier League in 48 matches.
Since joining Manchester City in June 2022, Erling Haaland He scored goals and broke records, and on Saturday against Liverpool, the striker continued to leave his mark on history by scoring his goal 50th goal in the league For the current Premier League champion.
No player in Premier League history has reached the half-century of goals faster, and Haaland has done so in 48 games. Previous record holder Andrew Cole, who played for Manchester United and Newcastle United, took 65 games to reach the mark.
Haaland scored in the 27th minute to give City the lead, but they equalized in the 80th minute when Trent Alexander-Arnold equalized for Liverpool.
“We played really well, an excellent performance,” City coach Pep Guardiola told BBC Sport. “I have nothing to complain or regret about how proud I am of the team.”
Haaland found space between Liverpool’s two centre-backs and beat goalkeeper Alisson Becker with a powerful shot into the bottom right of the goal at a time when Liverpool were in the lead.
The game failed to match previous high-profile encounters between the two dominant teams of the era as neither was at their best.
City thought they had doubled their advantage when Ruben Dias slotted home only for the goal to be disallowed for a foul on Alisson’s goal by Manuel Akanji.
With 10 minutes to go, right-back Alexander-Arnold curled a shot into the far corner after a pass from Mohamed Salah into space to give Liverpool a hard-earned point.
“This is a really tough place and it’s no coincidence that they’ve won, I don’t know how many winners in a row at home. They’re a great team,” Klopp told BBC Sport.
“Can we play better? Of course we will. It’s a good point for us and I’m completely fine.”
The result ended City’s perfect home record in 2023, a run that had spanned 23 games, and allowed Arsenal to leapfrog both teams in the table after the Gunners beat Brentford later in the day.
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