“Ouch, my back hurts!”…Holland’s witty impressions from ‘Guard of Honor’

Elling Holland, who set a new record for the most goals in a season in the English Premier League (EPL), received the Guard of Honor from his teammates. 

Manchester City won 3-0 in the 2022-23 season EPL round 28 match against West Ham held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 4th. With this, Manchester City accumulated 79 points from 33 games. Despite playing one game less, they rose to first place with a difference of one point from Arsenal. 

Manchester City used a 3-2-4-1 formation. Haaland, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Julen Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez, Rodri, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker and Brian Ortega scrambled.

After the first half ended 0-0, the balance between the two teams was broken in the second half. In the 5th minute of the second half, in the situation of a free kick attack, Ake headed the ball from Mahrez and scored the opening goal. Man City, who was in the mood, scored an extra goal. During the counterattack in the 25th minute of the second half, after receiving a killer pass from Grealish, Holland shook the net with a chip shot in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper.

Man City put a wedge in the game. In the 40th minute of the second half, in a corner kick attack, the defense kicked the ball back from Mahrez. Phil Foden, who was waiting for this, kicked the ball with his left foot and succeeded in scoring. With this, Man City won 3-0 and moved one step closer to winning the title.

With this goal, Haaland scored his 35th league goal this season alone. It is the 51st goal in all competitions this season. With this, Haaland broke the EPL record for most goals in a single season. The record for the most goals in the previous EPL season was 34 goals recorded by Andy Cole in the 1993-94 season and Alan Shearer in the 1994-95 season, who played 42 games. After being changed to 38 games, Salah scored 32 goals in the 2017-18 season. 크크크벳

Haaland rewrote history in one season. Already last April, he scored his 33rd league goal against Arsenal, easily surpassing Salah’s record. The scoring streak continued. Haaland scored his 34th league goal against Fulham in the last round, standing shoulder to shoulder with Cole and Shearer, and with that day’s goal, he surpassed them and achieved a new record.

Colleagues also congratulated him for breaking his goal record. Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’ reported: “After the match, Haaland received a standing ovation from the Etihad crowd, and his teammates lined up to pay his respects. Haaland received the Guard of Honor from his teammates.” told

Haaland commented on her feelings about receiving the Guard of Honor: “Everybody hit me on the back and it was painful, but it was so good and I was happy. But I don’t care about personal records. I had a conversation with Grealish before the game and he said he wanted to give me an assist. “Now I’m going to go home and play video games. (Which game?) I’m too shy to tell you,” he said with a laugh.

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