Alan Shearer Challenges Haaland to Break His Record After Fourth Premier League Hat-Trick for Man City
- Erling Haaland scored all three goals as Man City beat Wolves 3-0 at the Etihad
- That was his fourth hat-trick in the Premier League just 19 games into his first season
- PL record goal scorer Alan Shearer has issued a soft challenge to the Norwegian to break his record
Erling Haaland was back to his usual best by scoring all three goals in the 3-0 win over Wolves, as Manchester City made it two wins from two after their derby loss to Manchester United.
The Norwegian has now scored four hat-tricks just 19 games into his first Premier League season, and already has 25 league goals, surpassing the tally of the golden boot winners of the past four seasons.
According to Olympics, Alan Shearer is the PL all-time top scorer with 260 goals while playing for Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle. He also has the highest goals in a single season with 34 in the 42-game season format.
Alan Shearer challenges Erling Haaland
According to Washington Post, the goal machine had already scored hat-tricks against Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United before adding Wolves to his list of victims, which received praise from Shearer.
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The former Newcastle striker did not stop at praising Haaland, he issued a challenge after it was trending everywhere that the 22-year-old already has four Premier League hat-tricks.
He quoted a tweet that posted the numbers and asked; has anyone ever scored five in a PL season? making reference to his exploits in the 1995/96 season.
Haaland surpasses Ronaldo's record
Sports Brief earlier reported that Erling Haaland's fourth hat-trick means he has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick tally in the Premier League.
Ronaldo scored three goals in a match three times across his two spells at Manchester United, and it has taken Haaland a ridiculous 19 games to surpass that tally and it is only January.
Haaland is currently tied with Harry Kane on four and with 18 games left for Manchester City this season, he could match Shearer's record of five and possibly surpass it.