(CNN)Records can stand for decades, a seemingly immovable mark fluttering just beyond the reach of those seeking to break them.
And then, all at once, they can seem fallible again due to the efforts of one player. And several Premier League goal-scoring records -- some of which have stood for almost 30 years -- look increasingly flimsy with Erling Haaland rampaging towards them.
Since he joined Manchester City last summer, the 22-year-old Norwegian has scored goals at an alarming rate, already breaking several league records.
He scored once again on Saturday, latching onto Phil Foden's cross, and prodding the ball into the net during City's 4-1 demolition of Bournemouth.
That goal took his Premier League tally to 27, yet another record, for no other Manchester City player has scored as many league goals in a single season.
Sergio Agüero previously held the record with 26 goals in 2014-2015, scored in 33 games. Haaland needed just 24 games to surpass that mark.