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Erling Haaland scores from outside of the area with his weaker foot

Ryan Sidle

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Erling Haaland scores from outside of the area with his weaker foot

Erling Haaland continued his quite frankly ridiculous scoring record for Manchester City, with his 'weaker' foot from outside of the area, against Wolves.

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On Wednesday night, Haaland brought up his 21st goal in the Champions League, in just 26 appearances in the competition, with an outrageous finish.

Then on Saturday afternoon the Norwegian continued his phenomenal form with a goal against Wolves, that makes it seem like he's trying to make it harder for himself already.

City had already taken the lead after 55 seconds, thanks to Jack Grealish improving his form with a rare goal, off the back of his manager's backing.

Haaland doubled the lead in the 16th minute, collecting the ball in the middle of the host's half, driving forward past Max Killman and shooting from the edge of the area.

As if a goal from outside the box wasn't difficult enough, it was struck with Haaland's 'weaker,' right, foot, past Jose Sa and into the back of the net.

"Haaland is scary man, it's not even a joke now, one player of the month and scored 14 goals already, damn," one fan said on social media.

"Haaland is out if this world. No extra step overs, no fancy play but does the simple things perfectly. 14 goals in 9 games for Man City," another added.

A third said, "Haaland is actually a freak of nature. We’ve been bantering other leagues about being farmers leagues and here he is making our league look like one."

One Chelsea fan certainly wasn't pleased with the goal, saying, "Watching Haaland scoring goals for fun and every breaking record brings me depression because then I think about Chelsea forwards."

And his current record is scaring people, with another adding, "It's getting ridiculous now. Somebody has to slow this Haaland goal-scoring robot down before he ends the season with 99 goals..."

And many were discussing just how many he could get in his first season in England, with the general consensus being that he'll break Mohamed Salah's record of 32 goals in 38 game Premier League season.

Haaland scoring from outside the box. Image: Alamy
Haaland scoring from outside the box. Image: Alamy

The 22-year-old already has 11 goals in seven games, including two hat-tricks, and has only failed to score against Bournemouth, in a game where he picked up an assist.

No one has scored more in their opening 10 games in the Premier League, with three players level on 11, and the Norwegian still has two and a half games more to keep the scoring going.

So scary are his stats than Alan Shearer has already claimed that the former Borussia Dortmund striker could top his record of 260 goals in the Premier League.

His goal against Wolves certainly made the task tougher for Bruno Lage's side, who were 1-0 down inside a minute, and than Nathan Collins made things even worse.

The centre back was sent off in the 33rd minute for a very high challenge on Grealish, although they did manage to get to half time without conceding again.

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Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Premier League, Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ryan Sidle
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