Erling Haaland set a new record of 35 goals in a Premier League season as Manchester City overcame West Ham 3-0 to move back to the top of the table on Wednesday, as Liverpool edged out Fulham 1-0.
The Norwegian striker moved past Alan Shearer and Andy Cole’s mark of 34 set for Blackburn and Newcastle respectively in the 1990s, and is now on 51 in all competitions, 12 behind Everton’s Dixie Dean’s all-time English record of 60 set in 1927/28, with a potential nine games still to play.
Haaland was however given a guard of honour by his teammates as he left the pitch after full-time.
At Anfield, Liverpool kept the pressure on Newcastle and Manchester United for the final two places in next season’s Champions League with a win over Fulham.
The Reds are close to within four points of fourth-placed Manchester United, who have two games in hand.