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EPL: Haaland becomes quickest player to record 50 goal contributions



Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland on Saturday, became the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 goal contributions.

It took the Norway international just 39 league appearances.

Haaland grabbed a hat-trick as City hammered Fulham 5-1 on Saturday.

Julian Alvarez opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, before Tim Ream found immediate reply at the opposite end.

Controversy followed, though, as Nathan Ake converted Phil Foden’s corner with a clever header in first-half stoppage time. Manuel Akanji, standing in an offside position, dummied the effort, meaning Bernd Leno’s view was obstructed as he tried and failed to stop the ball crossing the line.

The task was simple from then on, with the visitors unable to recover their composure, just at the moment Erling Haaland unearthed his. The Norwegian proceeded to find the net three times thereafter, his seventh hat-trick since joining City just over a year ago.