Leeds United vs Manchester City: Erling Haaland’s Double Helped Man City Defeat Leeds

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Leeds United vs Manchester City: Manchester City striker Erling Haaland became the fastest player to score 20 goals in the Premier League after scoring two goals in the second half to help his team defeat Leeds United.

Manchester City, who were eight points behind league leaders Arsenal before the match, showed superiority against 15th-placed Leeds United.

Rodri scored the first goal of the match

Manchester City started with their high-paced style of play as they tormented the defense of Leeds United.

Erling Haaland smiles after scoring a goal

Before the 13th minute of the match, Haaland hit the side net twice. Manchester City right back Lewis cut the ball back for Kevin De Bruyne whose attempts went wide.

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier denied Haaland in a one-on-one situation in the 30th minute after receiving an excellent through pass from Nathan Ake

Haaland and Akanji discussing with Manchester City staff

Jack Grealish should have put Manchester City ahead, but he wasted what looked like the best chance.

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Rodri eventually put Manchester City ahead in the 45th minute after receiving a nice pass from De Bruyne. That goal was Rodri’s first goal for Manchester City in the Premier League this season.

Manchester City enjoyed 74% of the ball possession, with Leeds United playing just a shot off target.

Grealish capitalizes on Liam Cooper’s poor pass; he then puts the ball into Haaland’s path, who has the easiest finish to put Manchester City two goals ahead of Leeds United.

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Kevin de Bruyne in action for Manchester City

Grealish and Haaland continue to impress the manager as the England star created the third goal for the Norwegian to score after some good work from De Bruyne and Rodri.

Pep Guardiola was seen punching the air after Haaland scored the third goal for Manchester City.

Haaland had a good night, and only another excellent stop from Meslier prevented him from scoring a hat-trick upon visiting his birthplace.

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Haaland in action against Leeds Defender

The loud home supporters sang loudly until the final whistle thanks to Struijk’s header from a corner and Gelhardt’s close call, but the headlines belonged to a player from their hometown.

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Leeds’ 73rd minute strike was not enough to stop Manchester City from cementing their place in the second spot on the Premier League table.

After the match, Haaland was named the man of the match after some excellent performances by the tall striker.

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Nathan Ake gave an excellent pass to Haaland

He decided not to celebrate after the match to show respect to Leeds United.

What Next For Manchester City and Leeds United

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Ake in action for Manchester City

Manchester City welcomes Everton on December 31, 2022. Frank Lampard’s team is struggling to get points this season.

That fixture may be the easiest for the blue side of Manchester. A win is guaranteed as they close the gap on league leaders Arsenal.

Leeds United will face Newcastle on December 31, 2022. The game is expected to be for Newcastle United. 

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