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Slow season for Haaland? – Man City forward wins Golden Boot

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“This is supposed to be a slow season for Erling Haaland and he’s still top scorer,” former Tottenham and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas told BBC Match of the Day earlier this month.

And now it’s official.

Manchester City and Norway forward Haaland has won the 2023-24 Premier League Golden Boot awarded to the leading scorer in England’s top flight.

Haaland finished the campaign on 27 goals, five more than nearest rival Cole Palmer, the Chelsea and England forward.

Having won the Golden Boot in his first season at City, Haaland is the first player to win the award outright in back-to-back seasons since Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

England captain Kane scored 25 goals in 38 games in 2015-16 before following it up with 29 in 30 in 2016-17.

Haaland has scored more than one-third of Manchester City’s Premier League goals since joining from Borussia Dortmund after completing a £51.2m transfer in June 2022.

After winning the league with 94 goals last season, City did so this season with 96.

Haaland, 23, has scored a remarkable 63 times in 65 league appearances.

It has not been totally straightforward for him over the past nine months, though. Despite his goals propelling City to a historic fourth successive league title, Haaland has had his critics this season, while he missed 10 league and cup games in December and January after fracturing his foot.

“All those Premier League strikers thought they had a chance for the Golden Boot and Haaland just went into overdrive,” added Jenas.

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