Erling Haaland mania has gripped the globe and we're only getting started. On Saturday, the 22-year-old Paul Bunyan regen became the fastest ever to reach 15 Premier League goals — taking him all of just nine appearances to hit the milestone.
Add the five he's claimed in three Champions League appearances and Haaland has already reached 20 across all competitions before the changing of the autumn colors. There's no matter on the planet that's not being sucked into his gravitational pull at the moment, so it was only fitting to see an Allen Lazard Erling Haaland celebration after the Green Bay Packers wide receiver scored a touchdown Sunday during a game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Allen Lazard Erling Haaland Celebration
— NFL (back in London) (@NFL) October 9, 2022
Lazard and his Packer teammates had an opportunity to see Haaland and Manchester City during preseason, when the Citizens beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the first-ever soccer match at Lambeau Field. You should already know that it was Haaland who scored the winning goal in that one.
The 6 foot 5 inch Norwegian man mountain has become a can't-miss spectacle leading the line at City. With supply coming from Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Rodri, Haaland has taken his performances to another level while also finding time for side quests.
The ref drops his spray foam and Haaland picks it up in the middle of the attack and quickly hands it back.He's doing side quests now pic.twitter.com/pQazZrKL2n
— ¹⁷ (@KDBseason) October 6, 2022
His influence has seen him named the captain of six million Fantasy Premier League teams (a record) while a public petition has started to ban him from the division "because it's just not fair."
"I'm so upset with him," City manager Pep Guardiola joked after Haaland only managed one goal against Southampton. "He didn't score three goals so that's why the petition to sack him from the Premier League isn't going to happen."
Haaland's next potential victim is Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday.