A 94-YEAR-old goalscoring record set by a Furness footballer has finally been broken.

Erling Haaland has already become a Manchester City legend after scoring 39 goals from 36 games in his debut season - breaking a record set by a Dalton man nearly a century ago.

Haaland set the record by scoring four goals in the 7-0 win over RB Leipzig and now holds the City goal-scoring record for games in a single season across all competitions. 

This broke Tommy Johnson's club record of 38 goals in a single season, which has stood for 94 years.

Johnson set it in 1928/29, across 40 matches, in a campaign which saw City finish eighth in the old Division One.

Tommy, known as 'Tosh', signed for Manchester City in 1919 while he was still an apprentice at the local shipyard. 

He was scouted out after some excellent performances for Dalton Casuals. 

When league football returned after the First World War, Tommy made his debut in February 1920 wearing the number 9 shirt. He made an excellent start scoring both goals in a 2-0 City win at Middlesbrough.

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Tommy either played as an inside forward or as a centre forward. He scored one of City's goals in their first-ever league match at Maine Road against Sheffield United. 

Despite Tommy making infrequent appearances in his first two seasons at the club, he still made a total of 328 league appearances for City and scored 158 goals. 

He played for City in the 1926 FA Cup Final which City lost to Bolton Wanderers by 0-1. 

A street near Maine Road has been named after him, Tommy Johnson Walk in Moss Side. 

Tommy also scored on his 1926 England debut in a 5-3 win over Belgium. He would have a total of five England caps in his career. He moved to Everton in March 1930, also helping them gain promotion from the Second Division. 

He spent his later life in charge of pubs in Stockport and Gorton, Manchester. He passed away on January 28 1973 at the age of 71.