Henry backs Haaland to break record by scoring SIX goals in a match

Thierry Henry backs Erling Haaland to break a Premier League record by scoring SIX goals in one match… as he also claims the ‘old-school’ Man City striker can net 50 goals across all competitions over a season

  • Erling Haaland has scored 18 goals in his first 14 Premier League matches 
  • The record for most goals in a match is a total of five set by five different players 
  • Thierry Henry has backed Haaland to break the record by scoring six in a game
  • He also feels the Man City star will score 50 goals across all competitions 

Premier League legend Thierry Henry has backed Erling Haaland to make history by scoring six goals in one game for Manchester City.

The current record for most goals in one Premier League match is jointly held by Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe, Dimitar Berbatov and Sergio Aguero – who all scored five goals in one game.

Haaland has scored 18 goals in 14 games league games since joining Man City, and Henry has also backed the Norwegian to reach 50 goals across all competitions.

Erling Haaland has scored 18 goals in his first 14 Premier League matches for Manchester City

In an interview with Ben Foster for Amazon Prime Video Sport, Henry said: ‘He’s (Haaland) a new old-school breed of striker.

‘What he does, it’s a job, a skill, a profession, the only thing he wants is to score goals and he does that to the T.

‘I think in his time at Man City he will have a game with six goals, he will. With the amount of chances that Man City does create.’

Thierry Henry has backed Haaland to break a record by scoring six goals in a league match

Alan Shearer is one of five players who currently hold the record with five goals in a match

He went on to add: ‘Will he score 50 goals in a season? Not in the league overall but yeah he will.’

The former Arsenal striker, who is seventh in the Premier League’s all-time scoring chart with 175 goals, went on to compare Haaland to some of the game’s greatest ever strikers.

He said: ‘He’s an old-school striker, I would compare him to a Shearer, I would compare him to a (Gary) Lineker, I would compare him to Gerd Müller, I would compare him to Paolo Rossi. I would compare him to Pippo Inzaghi.’

Haaland’s explosive start to the season means he has the possibility of breaking a few Premier League records this season.

Henry has also backed Haaland to score 50 goals across all competitions while at Man City

Henry is one of the Premier League’s greatest players and netted 175 league goals for Arsenal

The £50million summer signing, is already five goals behind the mark set by Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min (23) who jointly claimed last year’s Golden Boot.

The 22-year-old needs 14 goals in 24 games to match the Premier League record over a 38-game season set by Salah on 32. 

An additional two goals to that would bring him level with Andy Cole and Shearer who both netted 34 times when there was 42 games a season.

Henry most recently part of the coaching team for Belgium as they crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage.

For the full interview with Henry and Foster, click here to visit Amazon Prime Video Sport’s YouTube channel. 

Players to score FIVE goals in one Premier League match

  • Andy Cole – Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich – 1994/95
  • Alan Shearer – Newcastle 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday – 1999/00
  • Jermain Defoe – Tottenham 9-1 Wigan – 2009/10
  • Dimitar Berbatov – Manchester United 7-1 Blackburn – 2010/11
  • Sergio Aguero – Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle – 2015/16




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