Erling Haaland needs just three goals to break this Premier League record

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland needs to score three goals in the remaining 8 Premier League games of the season to break the Premier League goalscoring record jointly held by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.

Haaland’s brace against Leicester City left him tied with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the most goals (32 goals) in a 38-game Premier League season. Salah’s haul came in the 2017-18 campaign.

With more games left to play, Haaland is on course to break the record for a 42-game campaign, which stands at 34, jointly held by Andy Cole (at Newcastle in 1993-94) and Alan Shearer (at Blackburn in ’94-95).