Why the Premier League is enjoying GOALS GALORE this season?

A 9-0, a 7-0, six sixes, eight fives and 37 fours lead a fearsome scorecard that all adds up to the most prolific top-flight season for more than half a century.

It hasn’t just been Erling Haaland filling his boots, with the overall average of 2.85 goals per game being the highest mark since a mammoth 3.03 in 1967-68, when 21 of the 22 teams scored at least 50 and the other, Sheffield United, had 49.

After 21 goals in three games on this week’s manic Monday.



The most important addition to the Premier League’s goal threat, of course, is a 6ft 4in precision-engineered shadow haunting the nightmares of top-flight centre backs.

Never has the phrase goal machine fitted better than to Haaland, whose only comparisons come from a time when the best marksmen were named Dixie, Pongo, Ginger and Bert.

At five years old, the Norwegian held the standing long jump world record for his age and continues to make giant leaps, sealing the Premier League’s single-season goal record last week with No 35.

Long gone are the autumn whispers that the purest goalscorer this country had seen for decades might be holding Manchester City back. He has found the net more often than five top-flight teams this season.



Is it possible to score 26 goals and fly under the radar? Harry Kane is having to find out in what may be his best season in a Tottenham shirt.

Toney has 20 and Salah 19, and there is no end to the number of players having their best year in front of goal while Haaland takes all the attention. Of the 20 with 10 or more goals, 14 players have hit a career high, with nine reaching double figures for the first time.

Players have been set free by the additions of innovative, forward-thinking coaches such as Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi and Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, who have joined the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Frank to create the most attacking league in years and leave us all feasting on goals galore.