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Premier League single season goal record: Haaland passes Shearer, Cole

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A perfectly-executed chip saw Erling Haaland make Premier League with his 35th goal of the season as Manchester City go ahead of West Ham United, 2-0.

The Premier League season goal records — all of them — fell Wednesday, May 5, 2023 when Erling Haaland bagged his 35th goal of the season for Manchester City.

Mohamed Salah’s mark for a 38-game season was first to go, when Haaland hit 33. Now, it’s Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s now-former record for goals in a 42-game season (34) that has gone.

[ WATCH: All 33 of Erling Haaland’s Premier League goals this season ]

It was quite clear ever since Haaland’s debut, when he scored twice against West Ham back in August, that the Premier League record books would be threatened with a significant re-write at some point, but in his first season?

The numbers got more and more mind-boggling every time he took the field, as Haaland left the record at 36 at the end of the 2022-23 season.

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Premier League single season goal record, 38-game season

  1. Erling Haaland, Manchester City 2022-23 -- 35
  2. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool 2017-18 -- 32
  3. Alan Shearer, Blackburn 1995-96 -- 31
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United 2007-08 -- 31
  5. Luis Suarez, Liverpool 2013-14 -- 31
  6. Kevin Phillips, Sunderland 1999-2000 -- 30
  7. Thierry Henry, Arsenal 2003-04 -- 30
  8. Robin van Persie, Arsenal 2011-12 -- 30
  9. Harry Kane, Tottenham 2017-18 -- 30

Premier League single season goal record, any length season

  1. Erling Haaland, Manchester City 2022-23 -- 35
  2. Andy Cole, Newcastle 1993-94 -- 34
  3. Alan Shearer, Blackburn 1994-95 -- 34
  4. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool 2017-18 -- 32
  5. Alan Shearer, Blackburn 1993-94 -- 31
  6. Alan Shearer, Blackburn 1995-96 -- 31
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United 2007-08 -- 31
  8. Luis Suarez, Liverpool 2013-14 -- 31
  9. Kevin Phillips, Sunderland 1999-2000 -- 30
  10. Thierry Henry, Arsenal 2003-04 -- 30
  11. Robin van Persie, Arsenal 2011-12 -- 30
  12. Harry Kane, Tottenham 2017-18 -- 30

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