Record-breaking Erling Haaland: 14 Manchester City goals and counting - in pictures

Norwegian striker made the best start in Premier League history, and now he's up and running in Europe

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Manchester City are banking on Erling Haaland to lift them to new heights, and their faith doesn't appear to be misplaced.

Just over a month into the season and the prolific marksman has already grabbed 13 goals and two hat-tricks.

No player has ever made a better start to the Premier League as the towering Norwegian, bought from Borussia Dortmund for £51 million ($62m) in the summer.

City are banking on Haaland being the heir to long-time striker Sergio Aguero and it's already looking as if that's the case.

Aguero previously held the record for most goals in a player's first five Premier League appearances, with eight along with former Coventry striker Mick Quinn.

Haaland has bettered that, and surely more scoring records will fall if he continues like this.

“What Haaland wants is to win titles," manager Pep Guardiola said of the striker. "Knowing him, he would not be happy to break records if we don’t win titles.

“Sergio is a legend — no one can break his position in the hearts of Man City fans. But Erling has the quality to be there."

After lighting up the Premier League, Haaland continued his fine form with two goals against Sevilla in City's opening Champions League fixture - a competition he was brought in to help City win for the first time.

It got even better when he scored the winner against his former club Dortmund.

To see all his season's goals so far, see the gallery above.

Updated: September 17, 2022, 1:37 PM