News, Izmirdesatilik – Erling Haaland from Manchester City netted a brace with his first goals since his return from injury to lift Manchester City to a 2-0 home victory over relegation-threatened Everton.
Erling Haaland netted a brace with his first goals since his return from injury to lift Manchester City to a 2-0 home victory over relegation-threatened Everton on Saturday and provisionally into top spot in the Premier League table.
Pep Guardiola’s side has 52 points from 23 matches, while Liverpool could be back in the lead after victory over Burnley in the coming days -are on 51 points which is also from 23 matches. Everton is currently in the zone of relegation in 18th place.
Haaland The player, who has missed more than two months because of fractured bone on his heel, scored his 15th and the 16th goal of the season, to move over the top of the Premier League scorers’ list.
The Toffees defense’s resoluteness frustrated City and City’s Norwegian striker eventually broke the deadlock in the 71st minute, when He smashed in a thunderous shot from the corner strike.
Haaland finished the brace when Haaland sprinted onto a ball by Kevin De Bruyne in midfield and then smashed Jarrad Branthwaite, before sliding it through the keeper Jordan Pickford.
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Haaland did not even have a chance to be involved in the match, but an explosive strike in the 70th minute caused the crowd into a tizzy at the Etihad. The ball that was thrown loose that was dropped by a corner came onto him from seven yards before he blasted the ball into Jordan Pickford to give City the victory.
The initial half-time of the game turned out to be a almost non-event as both teams failed to get an attempt on goal. James Tarkowski, impressive throughout the match, was able to make a few important blocks in the moments when City were in extremely dangerous situations.