The Norwegian scores the first 3 in Manchester City’s 6-0 cup win. This season, across all competitions, he is now on 41, with 6 hat-tricks

    Defenders, if you find him in front of you, dodge it’s better… Erling Haaland is a machine, obviously a goal scorer. After 5 (in one hour) in the Champions League against the unfortunate Leipzig, the Norwegian scored three against Burnley, eliminated with a 6-0, which coupled with Tuesday’s 7-0 scores 13 goals for Manchester City in two games. Sorry if it’s too little. Poor Burnley, undisputed leaders in the Championship with 13 points ahead of Sheffield United, second, and coached by Kompany, ex Citizen, could do nothing.

    Record hat-trick

    The first goal arrives in the 32nd minute. Haaland receives the ball with his back to goal, passes it to Julain Alvarez who returns it to him, with Erling who anticipates Bailey Peacock-Farrell and beats the left-footed goalkeeper. 3′ go by and the doubling arrives: Foden escapes who serves him, first intention shot and 2-0. The trio in the 59th minute: Foden posts, the quickest to get on the ball is – needless to say – Haaland, who shoots into an empty net. The striker then went off in the 63rd minute, one minute after Alvarez’s fourth goal following an assist from De Bruyne. Goals by Cole Palmer and Alvarez complete the party. Haaland now boasts 6 hat-tricks this season. The only ones in England to have made one are Mohamed Salah, Ivan Toney, Son Heung-min, Phil Foden and Leandro Trossard. Erling has also surpassed the 40 goal mark this season (there are 41 at the moment) in all competitions.

    Before him in the Premier League era (therefore from ’92-93) only Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United 2002-03) and Salah (Liverpool 2017-18) had succeeded with 44, Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United 2007-08 ) with 42, Andrew Cole (Newcastle United 1993-94) with 41, tied with Harry Kane (Tottenham 2017-18). Who knows where Haaland will arrive since it’s only March…