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Micah Richards trolls Alan Shearer after Erling Haaland breaks his record

Micah Richards trolls Alan Shearer after Erling Haaland breaks his record

Haaland scored his 35th Premier League goal of the season, breaking Shearer and Andy Cole's long standing Premier League record.

Micah Richards had the perfect response to Alan Shearer, trolling the Premier League legend after Erling Haaland broke his record.

On Wednesday night, Haaland continued his season of disrespecting the Premier League's establishment, banging in his 35th league goal of the campaign.

It meant he'd broken the league record, previously set by Shearer and Andy Cole, for the most goals in a single season, with the previous pair doing it when clubs played 46 games, rather than the current 38.

For the Norwegian it's quite ridiculous that he's managed to break what has felt like an untouchable record for so long, and there's still five games left.

After the game, Haaland's teammates gave him a guard of honour off the pitch to celebrate the amazing achievement and he later delivered a heartfelt speech.

Gary Lineker took to social media to show support to Shearer for losing his record, saying, "A Premier League record for Erling Haaland. 35 goals. That’s nuts. Thoughts are with Alan Shearer at this difficult time."

The league's all time top scorer responded saying, "Couldn’t have wanted it to go to a nicer guy. It’s only taken 28 years!!!! He’s the best."

And that's when Richards, in typical fashion for their relationship, jumped in to troll the Newcastle United legend with the man crying behind a mask gif.

Haaland had already become the first player in English football to score 50 goals in a season in quite some time, when he scored against Fulham last weekend.

He couldn't add a second to break Shearer and Cole's record but had another chance at the Etihad Stadium against West Ham.

The Hammers kept things goalless in the first half, possibly giving some excitement to Arsenal fans, but it took just four minutes of the second half before Nathan Ake broke the deadlock.

Haaland may have thought that his latest chance to beat the record might have gone, especially as Pep Guardiola often brings him off, as he went 70 minutes without a goal.

But, in typical fashion, he wasn't to be denied, getting on the end of Jack Grealish's through ball on a counter attack, and then chipped the ball over Lukasz Fabianski.

He still has some way to go before he reaches the 60 goal mark, which is Dixie Dean's English football record in a season, back in 1928, but who'd bet against the 22-year-old, this season or in the future.

Featured Image Credit: Match of the Day

Topics: Football, Premier League, Erling Haaland, Alan Shearer, Match Of The Day, Micah Richards, Gary Lineker, Manchester City, West Ham United