Spurs legend is concerned Erling Haaland could beat his 36-year record

Tottenham legend Clive Allen has admitted that he fears Erling Haaland will shatter his record of having scored the most goals in an English top-flight season.

Allen scored an astonishing 49 goals in all competitions for Tottenham in the 1986/87 season.

No player has come anywhere close to breaking that record over the past 36 years but that now seems to be under genuine threat, given the start that Haaland has made to his City career.

Since his move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, the 22-year-old has scored 11 goals in seven Premier League games in addition to three goals in two Champions League encounters (Transfermarkt).

The Norwegian is showing no signs of slowing down and appears to have an unquenchable thirst for goals.

Alan has now said that he feels his long-standing record is under genuine threat from the Man City superstar, and joked that Haaland could break it by the turn of the year.

The Spurs legend said on talkSPORT’s Warm Up: “It’s not going to last to the New Year, the way he’s going! It’s quite incredible, he has been in absolutely stunning form.

“I had 26 on Boxing Day, and that was always my marker when I look now at players who are scoring lots of goals. But Haaland has been nothing short of sensational for Man City. He’s going to get 100, I think!”

Spurs Web Opinion

I do not think there is any chance of Haaland breaking Clive Allen’s record, and I expect the record to stand for a long time to come. 

However, there is no doubt that the City star is going to run away with the Golden Boot this season, and he is probably going to break Ronaldo’s record of most goals in a single Premier League season (31).

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