Haaland, Ronaldo, Kane: Who has scored the most Premier League goals in 2022?

To say Erling Haaland has hit the ground running at Manchester City would be something of an understatement.

The Norwegian striker has taken the Premier League by storm. He’s scored 11 goals in his first seven matches, recording hat-tricks against both Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest in the process.

No player in Europe’s top five leagues has found the back of the net more times than Haaland so far in 2022/23. Yes, that includes the in-form Neymar and Robert Lewandowski.

Haaland’s numbers are just incredible. In fact, they’re so good that at the time of writing, only four men have scored more Premier League goals in 2022 than him.

The former Borussia Dortmund man’s haul of 11 is more than Cristiano Ronaldo (10 in 22), Mohamed Salah (10 in 21) and Gabriel Jesus (10 in 19).

Madness, right?

So, let’s take a look at the leading Premier League goal-getters this calendar year…

Every player with 7+ goals in the Premier League so far this year

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – 7 goals

Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton) – 7 goals

Richarlison (Everton/Tottenham) – 7 goals

Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham) – 7 goals

Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) – 7 goals

Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins in action
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Ollie Watkins of Villa looks on during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 13, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Yoane Wissa (Brentford) – 7 goals

Luis Diaz (Liverpool) – 7 goals

Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – 7 goals

Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds) – 8 goals

Jack Harrison (Leeds) – 9 goals

Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – 9 goals

West Ham's Jarrod Bowen in action
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jarrod Bowen of West Ham during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on August 31, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 9 goals

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City/Chelsea) – 9 goals

James Maddison (Leicester) – 10 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – 10 goals

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 10 goals

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/Arsenal) – 10 goals

Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus celebrates
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal celebrates scoring a goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 11 goals

Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – 11 goals

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 13 goals

Ivan Toney (Brentford) – 13 goals

Heung-min Son (Tottenham) – 18 goals

Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 19 goals

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their teams first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 17, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Haaland should not be that high up the list, but we’re talking about a man who may very well be a footballing cyborg.

Kane’s record is also mighty impressive and it feels like the form of Spurs’ talisman has slightly slipped under the radar of late.

Sure, he’s not hit double figures in the Premier League this season yet (he’s currently on six goals), but the man who will soon be England’s record goalscorer has been the hallmark of consistency throughout 2022.

There’s a case to be made that Haaland and Kane are currently the two best out-and-out strikers on the planet, although that may be doing Lewandowski and Karim Benzema a disservice.

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