Erling Haaland reacts to record-breaking Premier League goal

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has reacted after scoring his record-breaking 35th Premier League goal of the season.

Haaland scored the second goal in a 3-0 win for Manchester City over West Ham, becoming the first player to score 35 goals in a Premier League season in the process.

He has also now scored 51 goals in all competitions for Manchester City this season.

“Special night and special moment, I’m really happy and proud, what more is there to say?” Haaland told Sky Sports.

“Yeah I knew about it [the record], of course. We try to create the chances to score goals, it was not easy, they came here just to try to defend for 90 minutes.

“Me and Jack [Grealish] spoke about it before the game, he wanted to give me the assist for the record-breaking goal. It was a perfect ball from Jack.”

There was a memorable moment after the game as Pep Guardiola organised the other players and staff members into a guard of honour for Haaland.

Haaland added: “It was a nice feeling. Every single goal I score, especially to win the game is also really important.

“It was really painful this guard of honour, everyone hit me in the back, it was really painful but it was a nice thing and I’m really happy.”