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Erling Haaland has smashed last season's Premier League Golden Boot tally after just 20 games.
The Manchester City goal machine has scored his fourth hat-trick of the season against Wolves at the Etihad, taking him onto 25 goals for the campaign – even though it's only January. That's two more than Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son registered in 2021/22 to share the top scorer award.
He's done so in just his 19th league appearance having missed out on the trip to Leicester in October through injury. Pep Guardiola rewarded him with a break as Julian Alvarez came on to replace him shortly after he completed his treble.
Haaland potentially still has 18 more games to extend his lead at the top of the standings, with Tottenham's Harry Kane his nearest challenger on 15 strikes.
The record for a Prem season sits at 34, which Andy Cole scored for Newcastle United in 1993/94 and Alan Shearer matched for Blackburn the following campaign.
Both of those came when there was 42-game seasons with 22 teams in the league, though. Salah's 32 goals in 2017/18 is the most in a 38-game season.
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