Erling Haaland: Highest Scoring Games of Man City Star After 5 Goal Explosion vs Luton in FA Cup

Erling Haaland: Highest Scoring Games of Man City Star After 5 Goal Explosion vs Luton in FA Cup

Joel Reyes
February 28, 2024 at 6:36 AM
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  • Erling Haaland starred in Manchester City's win over Luton Town on Tuesday night
  • He scored five goals in the 6-2 rout to lead the Citizens to the FA Cup quarter-finals
  • It was the third time in his career that Haaland scored at least five goals in a match

There is just no stopping Erling Haaland right now.

Manchester City's star forward struck again on Tuesday night, scoring five goals in their FA Cup win over Luton Town.

Sports Brief looks at the highest-scoring games of Haaland's professional career following his impressive showing against Luton.

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Haaland celebrates after scoring five goals in Man City's win over Luton Town in the FA Cup on Tuesday. Images: JUSTIN TALLIS/ Shaun Botterill.
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Haaland's highest-scoring games

1. Norway vs. Honduras (9 goals)

Haaland showed his goal-scoring prowess during Norway's campaign in the FIFA U-20 World Cup back in May 2019.

The 18-year-old striker wreaked havoc against Honduras in their match in the group phase, scoring a whopping nine goals in a 12-0 rout.

Haaland, who was then playing for Austrian club, Red Bull Salzburg, didn't waste time recording a hat-trick in that contest. He scored four goals in the first half, finding the back of the net in the seventh, 20th, 36th, and 43rd minutes.

He continued banging in the goals in the second half, scoring in the 50th, 67th, 77th, 88th, and 90th minutes.

The teen phenom ended as the tournament's top scorer despite Norway not progressing to the knockout round, per Sports Illustrated.

2. Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig (5 goals)

Haaland first scored five goals in a single game for Manchester City in their Champions League match against RB Leipzig in March 2023.

He made history in that contest, becoming just the third player to score five goals in a single Champions League game.

Haaland needed just one half to record a hat-trick, scoring goals in the 22nd, 24th, and 45th minutes. He added two more in the second half to help complete the 7-0 rout and help send City to the Champions League quarter-finals.

2. Luton Town vs. Manchester City (5 goals)

Haaland made mincemeat of the Luton City defence in their FA Cup tie on Tuesday night, scoring five goals in Manchester City's 6-2 win.

His scoring outburst wouldn't be possible without the brilliance of Kevin de Bruyne. Four of Haaland's five goals against Luton came from assists by the Belgian midfielder.

Just like in the games against Honduras and RB Leipzig, Haaland already bagged his hat-trick in the first half of play. He scored goals in the third, 18th, and 40th minutes, before adding two more in the 55th and 58th minutes.

Haaland leads Salah in Golden Boot race

Sports Brief recently reported on Haaland leading the Golden Boot race.

He has scored 17 goals for Manchester City this Premier League campaign.

Haaland holds a lead over Mohamed Salah despite missing several weeks.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.