MANCHESTER, England ( Associated Press) – Erling Haaland extended his scoring streak with a brace on Saturday as Manchester City moved one point behind Arsenal in a 3-1 Premier League win over Brighton.
Haaland scored in the 2nd and 43rd minutes, Leandro Trossard conceded 53 and Kevin de Bruyne kept the fixed figures on the scoreboard at 75.
With his double, Haaland extended his account to 17 goals in premierships and 22 goals in all competitions. With only six more goals, he would equal Mo Salah and Son Heung-min last season, which earned them both the Golden Boot.
Despite the goal, coach Pep Guardiola criticized De Bruyne.
“He is not at his best, not now,” Guardiola said. “He scored a great goal, but he’s not at his best. He knows, I don’t need to tell him. His dynamic isn’t perfect. I talked to him”.
Not that Guardiola was not happy with the goal.
“The goal is outstanding,” he said. “Thanks to them, we didn’t suffer in the last 15-20 minutes.”
Everton beat Crystal Palace 3–0 to break a three-game losing streak. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his first goal in five months 11 minutes into the game at Goodison Park.
Frank Lampard’s team, which had lost three games in a row, were four points above the relegation zone.
The surprise of the day came from Nottingham Forest, who finished last in the standings, beat Liverpool 1–0. This is his second win so far this season.
Taiwo Avonii, who spent six years at Liverpool without playing a single first-team game, scored the only goal in the 55th minute to end Liverpool’s run, which beat Rangers, Manchester City and West Ham in their last three matches. was.
“Scoring Liverpool is a day I will never forget,” Avonii told BBC Sport. “I will always be grateful to Liverpool for bringing me from Nigeria, and to score against them is incredible.”