Haaland wins Premier League, young player awards

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On Saturday, Erling Haaland became the first man to be named Premier League player and young player of the year in the same season.

In just 35 appearances, the 22-year-old has set a new Premier League record of 36 goals in a single season to help Manchester City retain the title.

“I am honoured to have become the first player to win both awards in the same season – thank you to everyone who voted for me,” Haaland said in a statement released by City.

“It has been an incredible first season in the Premier League, and lifting the trophy in front of our fans at the Etihad last weekend was a very special moment for me.”

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The Norwegian, who was also named football writers’ player of the year this week, has scored 52 goals in all competitions for City, who are closing in on a treble.

Next month, Pep Guardiola’s team will face Manchester United in the FA Cup final and Inter Milan in the Champions League final.

“These awards would not have been possible without my amazing teammates, the manager, and all of the club staff who help me perform on the pitch,” Haaland added.

“Now we have two more finals to go, and we want to finish the season strong.”

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