Man City striker wins award after record-breaking start to his Premier League career
Erling Haaland has been voted the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for August 2022.
Haaland wins the award after an historic first month with Manchester City in the Premier League.
The summer signing scored against West Ham United, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest, and got an assist in his other appearance, against AFC Bournemouth.
His nine goals in his first five appearances were the most in the competition’s history, breaking the record of eight previously held by Mick Quinn and Sergio Aguero.
He also become only the sixth player to score hat-tricks in consecutive Premier League appearances, doing so against Palace and Nott’m Forest to be the first to achieve the feat since Harry Kane in 2017.
Haaland is the first player to win the award in his first month in the competition since Bruno Fernandes did so for Manchester United in February 2020.
The 22-year-old topped an eight-man shortlist also including Pascal Gross, Gabriel Jesus, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Martin Odegaard, Nick Pope, Rodrigo and Wilfried Zaha.
He won after the public’s votes on the EA SPORTS website were combined with those of a panel of football experts.