Manchester City Vs Brighton: Erling Haaland Scores Twice To Close The Gap Between City and Arsenal

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Erling Haaland, a striker for Manchester City, proved that he is in an excellent form once again after scoring twice against Brighton & Hove and Albion in the first half.

Following a 3-1 victory for the English Champions in the game, his two goals assisted Manchester City in maintaining the second spot, a point behind first placed Arsenal who still have a game in hand.

Haaland, who was stopped by Vigil Van Dijk in the most recent match against Liverpool, has now scored 17 goals in 11 games this season, surpassing Harry Kane’s previous Premier League record of 17 goals from the previous season.

Ederson assisted Haaland to tap the ball into an empty net for his first goal. Shortly before halftime, he rifled home a penalty to make it two goals.

Leandro Trossard’s rocket, which beat Ederson inside the near post, gave Brighton a goal back. He gave Brighton’s players some cause for optimism after scoring.

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Pep Guardiola’s primary midfielder Kevin De Bryune scored the decisive goal in the 75th minute to give City the victory.

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Manchester City celebrating after winning

Since the Spanish manager took over in 2016, Manchester City have scored 602 goals becoming only the third club in the league, following Manchester United under Alex Ferguson and Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, to score 600+ goals while managing a single team.

Riyad Mahrez, a winger for Manchester City, was given a warning for using his arms against Brighton’s Solly March in the 54th minute.

Brighton nearly scored an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Laporta’s vigilance saved them.

In the 60th minute of the game, Rodri, who had been playing pretty well this season, was purposefully slipped by Gross due to his sluggish decision-making. The midfielder received a booking from the referee.

In the 62nd minute, Mahrez was replaced by Foden, who Guardiola gave the opportunity to rest for the upcoming Champions League match against Sevilla. Mahrez had an impressive afternoon on the left wing.

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In the 64th minute of the match, Brighton’s Veltman left the field with the physio after receiving treatment for what appears to be an ankle injury. He was replaced by Estupinan.

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Erling Haaland in action against Brighton

When Laporte nearly scores off the ensuing corner in the 72nd minute, Manchester City proves once again why they are the finest team at set pieces.

Laporte rises to the highest point closest to the penalty spot as Foden swings the ball in. Sanchez is beaten when he thumps his header towards the far post, but it barely misses the mark.

Manchester City dominated till the end of the 90th minute and Guardiola seems to be happy about how the team had performed so far this season.

Manchester City became the first team to score 33 goals in 3.3 matches, and Brighton was the fifth team to allow 11 goals in 1.1 matches on the other end of the field.

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Haaland celebrating after scoring the second goal of the match

Brighton has scored 14 goals in 10 games in the Premier League, ranking 11th in the league, while Manchester City has allowed 10 goals in 10 games.

Manchester City leads the Premier League in goal differential with a 23. The goal differential 3 of Brighton is seventh-best in the Premier League.

Erling Haaland, who has scored 15 goals in 10 games for Manchester City, is in charge (first in league in terms of goal scorer)

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