Sunday, October 2, 2022

Nothing and nobody can stop this Haaland

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Nothing and nobody can stop this Haaland

Wow, what a remarkable run: Manchester City celebrate their third win in a row and remain unbeaten in the Premier League, also thanks to the accuracy of exceptional striker Erling Haaland. The Norwegian breaks a historic mark with his goal.

Norwegian force of nature Erling Haaland continues his Premier League scoring streak for Manchester City in remarkable fashion. The national striker scored for the eleventh time this season in the championship in the clear 3-0 (2-0) win of the defending champion at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 16th minute. Haaland got the ball in the center from Bernardo Silva and then marched towards the opposing goal. Also because Max Kilman kept too much distance in the backward movement, the decisive gap opened up, which Haaland mercilessly exploited. His low right-footed shot from 18 yards landed in the bottom left of the Wolves goal.

Haaland has 100 goals in the 99 competitive games he has scored for Borussia Dortmund and ManCity since moving from RB Salzburg in January 2020. The Citizens are initially top of the table again, the previous leaders FC Arsenal play on Sunday (3 p.m. / Sky) at FC Brentford. After points with ManCity, Tottenham Hotspur (17 points each) drew level with the 6: 2 (2: 2) against bottom Leicester City. Ex-Bundesliga professional Heung-Min Son scored a hat-trick in the second half (73’/84’/86′).

Leicester, the sensation champion of 2016, initially took an early lead through Youri Tielemans (6th minute), but Spurs star Harry Kane equalized almost immediately (8th). Eric Dier made it 2-1 after 21 minutes, James Maddison gave the guests hope with his 2-2 (41st. After the break, the game then tipped in favor of the hosts. Before Son scored three times, Rodrigo Bentancur (47. ) nor for the 3:2.

Jack Grealish had already scored the 1-0 for the Manchester team of star team manager Pep Guardiola in the first few minutes. In the 69th minute, Phil Foden made it 3-0 for the guests. National player Ilkay Gündogan was initially on the bench for the guests and came on in the 72nd minute for the strong ex-Bundesliga professional Kevin De Bruyne. The hosts lost Nathan Collins in the 33rd minute with a red card for gross foul play. Outnumbered, the Wolves had no chance against the star ensemble of the Citizens.

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