Erling Haaland has hit the ground running in the Premier League like nobody else before him.

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Manchester City knew they had purchased a diamond when he signed on the dotted line, but few could have foreseen just how destructive he would be in the top flight at the first time of asking.

Haaland is already closing in on the total number of goals scored by last season's joint Golden Boot winners, and he boasts the luxury of a month off due to Norway's failure to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

The greatest Scandinavian threat on British soil since Harald Hardrada in 1066 continues to pillage Premier League defences at will. Merciless, unforgiving, he is showing no signs of slowing down.

Any questions over whether Haaland could export his continental success to British shores have ceased. There is simply no doubt in anyone's mind: Haaland is here – and able – to conquer.

The 2022/23 season looks increasingly like one we will all remember as the 'year of Erling' and RadioTimes.com has rounded up all the key stats you need to know about the towering talisman.

We have got all his career stats to date, and will continue to update his goalscoring exploits as the season rumbles on.

Erling Haaland Premier League goals

Haaland has scored 18 Premier League goals in 12 games since arriving at Manchester City in the summer of 2022.

He has already broken records and equalled greatness in his opening appearances. For starters, nobody has ever scored hat-tricks in three consecutive games until Haaland arrived.

The 22-year-old has already equalled the number of Premier League hat-tricks scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamie Vardy and Frank Lampard, each with hundreds of games under their belts. And the next fastest player to three hat-tricks in Premier League history is Michael Owen, who took 48 games to achieve the feat. Haaland took eight.

Haaland is just five goals away from last season's Premier League top scorers Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min, who bagged 23 each. Their totals are very respectable totals for a 38-game season, yet Haaland is approaching their tallies with 25 games left to play.

Erling Haaland Champions League goals

Haaland has scored 28 Champions League goals in just 22 appearances across three different teams in the competition.

He started out scoring for RB Salzburg with eight goals in six games before bagging 15 goals in 13 games for Dortmund.

The behemoth striker has reached three goals in two games for Manchester City, meaning he has scored more goals than games for three different clubs in the Champions League at the age of 22.

Erling Haaland career goals

Bryne FK inc. Bryne II* (2015-17): 30 games, 18 goals

Molde FK inc. Molde II* (2017-19): 54 games, 2 goals

RB Salzburg (2019-20): 27 games, 29 goals

Dortmund (2020-22): 89 games, 86 goals

Manchester City (2022-): 17 games, 23 goals

TOTAL: 217 games, 178 goals

Last updated: Monday 7th November 2022

*Bryne II and Molde II play in the Norwegian third division.

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