Pep Guardiola backs Erling Haaland to break this Premier League record

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has backed Manchester City striker Erling Haaland to break the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season.

Haaland’s goal against Fulham on Sunday his 34th goal in the league, which put him alongside Alan Shearer and Andy Cole for the most Premier League goals in a single season.

Now, Guardiola has backed the Norwegian to smash the record as City march towards a fifth title in six years.

Guardiola said: “Of course, it’s good for him and the team if he breaks the record.

“It’s a record because for a long, long time he didn’t break it, maybe one day someone will break the one Erling sets because I think he is going to score a lot more goals in the Premier League before the end of the season.”