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Man City 5-1 Wolves: Erling Haaland scores four as City move a point behind Arsenal



Man City 5-1 Wolves: Erling Haaland scores four as City move a point behind Arsenal
For the primary time in his profession, Erling Haaland scored 4 targets in a single Premier League match

Erling Haaland’s first four-goal haul within the Premier League left Manchester Metropolis three wins away from a historic fourth successive English league title.

Metropolis got a serving to hand they didn’t want due to a beneficial Twelfth-minute penalty determination from referee Craig Pawson.

Haaland despatched Wolves keeper Jose Sa the improper method, then beat the Portuguese from the spot once more simply earlier than the break after he had been introduced down by Nelson Semedo.

In between, the striker had scored with an outstanding far-post header, climbing to an incredible top unchallenged on the far submit, to ship Rodri’s cross again throughout objective and into the nook.

A minute after Hwang Hee-chan had pulled one again for the guests, Haaland struck once more, powering on to Phil Foden’s sensible lofted cross.

It took the Norwegian to 25 Premier League targets for the season and 5 away from Alexander Isak and Cole Palmer within the Golden Boot standings.

Julian Alvarez completed off the scoring 5 minutes from time to depart Metropolis a degree behind Arsenal, however now with three video games remaining to the Gunners’ two.​

Free-scoring Haaland

Scrolling again by means of Haaland’s unbelievable scoring feats since his arrival at Manchester Metropolis, it was nearly a shock to study he has by no means scored 4 in a Premier League recreation till this one.

He has scored 5 twice, at Luton within the FA Cup in February and towards RB Leipzig within the Champions League in March final 12 months.

Haaland now has 9 hat-tricks. His total tally for the season is 36.

Extremely, he’s now 87th within the all-time Premier League scoring charts with 61, another than Metropolis legend David Silva, who watched this recreation from the stands, has a statue outdoors the stadium and was given a standing ovation in recognition of his trophy-ladened 12 years of service to the membership.

It will possibly solely be imagined what figures Haaland will attain if he stays at Metropolis for that size of time.

For Arsenal, there was a predictability about Haaland’s efforts and the general end result, that may solely make them surprise simply the place their rivals will drop factors.

On paper, Metropolis’s go to to Tottenham on 14 Could is hard. However, as Arsenal themselves proved final week, Ange Postecoglou’s facet are in poor kind and on this proof could be onerous pressed to cease Haaland in his tracks.

‘It isn’t soccer any extra’

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil watched this recreation from the administrators’ field after being given a touchline ban for his verbal volley on the officers after his facet have been controversially denied an injury-time equaliser towards West Ham final month.

It was the most recent in a string of selections O’Neil feels have gone towards his facet this season, beginning within the opening spherical of fixtures after they have been denied a late penalty at Outdated Trafford.

Metropolis’s opening objective was one other that could possibly be filed within the ‘unfortunate’ tray.

Watching the replays of Josko Gvardiol’s collision with Rayan Ait-Nouri because the Croatia defender fired over, the momentum appeared to be with the Metropolis man going into his opponent. It may be argued it was a bodily confrontation and neither man needs to be penalised. Pawson opted to concentrate on the very fact Ait-Nouri had not touched the ball. Beneath these circumstances, it was not a ruling more likely to be overturned by VAR.

Nonetheless, it was Stuart Attwell, who got here underneath a lot scrutiny from Nottingham Forest for lacking what they mentioned have been three penalty selections at Everton not too long ago, who stepped in to make sure Semedo bringing down Haaland for Metropolis’s second penalty was penalised after Pawson had failed to identify it in actual time.

Nonetheless, the look ahead to the choice was a prolonged one, throughout which era the Wolves followers chanted ‘it is not soccer any extra’.

Erling Haaland scores his third goal for Manchester City against Wolves
Erling Haaland has scored 13 of his 14 Premier League penalties, failing solely towards Sheffield United in August this season

Participant of the match

HaalandErling Haaland

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleJosé Sá

  2. Squad quantity11Participant titleHwang Hee-chan

  3. Squad quantity12Participant titleMatheus Cunha

  4. Squad quantity8Participant titleJoão Gomes

  5. Squad quantity3Participant titleAït-Nouri

  6. Squad quantity27Participant titleBellegarde

  7. Squad quantity23Participant titleKilman

  8. Squad quantity6Participant titleTraoré

  9. Squad quantity17Participant titleBueno

  10. Squad quantity5Participant titleLemina

  11. Squad quantity24Participant titleToti Gomes

  12. Squad quantity22Participant titleNélson Semedo

  13. Squad quantity4Participant titleBueno

  14. Squad quantity62Participant titleChirewa

  15. Squad quantity21Participant titleSarabia


Man Metropolis

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 25Akanji
  • 6AkéSubstituted forStonesat 69′minutes
  • 24Gvardiol
  • 16Rodri
  • 8Kovacic
  • 20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forDokuat 80′minutes
  • 17De BruyneSubstituted forNunesat 79′minutes
  • 47FodenSubstituted forGrealishat 80′minutes
  • 9HaalandSubstituted forÁlvarezat 82′minutes


  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 5Stones
  • 10Grealish
  • 11Doku
  • 18Ortega
  • 19Álvarez
  • 21Gómez
  • 27Nunes
  • 82Lewis


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1
  • 22Nélson SemedoBooked at 45mins
  • 23Kilman
  • 24Gomes
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 8João GomesBooked at 66mins
  • 5LeminaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBellegardeat 45′minutes
  • 6TraoréBooked at 64mins
  • 17BuenoSubstituted forBuenoat 71′minutes
  • 11Hwang Hee-chanSubstituted forChirewaat 87′minutes
  • 12Matheus CunhaSubstituted forSarabiaat 76′minutes


  • 2Doherty
  • 4Bueno
  • 21Sarabia
  • 25Bentley
  • 27Bellegarde
  • 30González
  • 61Okoduwa
  • 62Chirewa
  • 63Fraser

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