Erling Haaland continues to make waves in his debut season in the Premier League with Manchester City, and his latest feat sees him join the ranks of Premier League legend Thierry Henry. In City’s match against Brighton on Wednesday, Haaland provided an assist to Phil Foden for the team’s only goal, equalling Henry’s record for the most goals and assists in a 38-game season in English football history.
Haaland’s assist took his tally to 36 goals + 8 assists in a single campaign, matching Henry’s impressive record. However, it’s worth noting that the playing styles of the two players differ. Henry, a magician on the pitch, was known for his versatility and ability to unbalance defensive lines single-handedly. Some of his goals are still etched in the memory of Premier League fans as some of the most remarkable and eye-catching in the league’s history. In the 2002-2003 season, Henry achieved 24 goals and 20 assists.
On the other hand, Haaland’s game exhibits a different style, with a more physical approach and less agility compared to the Frenchman.
As Haaland continues to make his mark in the Premier League, he now shares a prestigious record with Thierry Henry, solidifying his status as one of the league’s standout performers in his debut campaign.
In addition, the Premier League has awarded him the Best Player of the Season award.
With 52 goals in 51 games in all competitions. Haaland chained a streak of six consecutive games scoring one or more goals during the months of March and April, which allowed him to beat the marks of Andy Cole and Alan Shearer and catapult himself as the only player with the most goals in a single season of the Premier League era.