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EPL: Haaland fires another hat-trick to earn Man City comfortable win over Wolves | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Norwegian goalscoring phenomenon Erling Haaland fired his fourth Premier League hat-trick of a remarkable season to earn Manchester City a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.City dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead after Haaland headed home from a pinpoint cross from Kevin De Bruyne in the 40th minute.It was a matter of time until City got that crucial second goal, with Haaland converting from the spot following a foul on Ilkay Gundogan five minutes after the break. The Norwegian then quickly completed his treble to put the game to bed.Haaland broke former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of being the fastest player to four Premier League hat-tricks. Haaland's four came in 19 games, Van Nistelrooy'...
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Erling Haaland scripts unique record after scoring his 21st Premier League goal against Everton

Erling Haaland continued to shatter records as he became the first player to score the highest number of goals by a player before the turn of the year in a single Premier League season when he scored his 21st goal in the league against Everton. However, he could not inspire his side to victory as Demarai Gray levelled for the Toffees. Earlier in the week, against Leeds, Haaland became the fastest player to score 20 goals in the Premier League after he completed a brace at Elland Road. He also surpassed his father Alfie Haaland’s entire Premier League goal tally (18), that too against his father’s former club, in the city Haaland was born. In the match, the Norwegian looked to have put the defending champions on course for victory in a scrappy Premier League contest at the Etihad Stadium...
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EPL: Man City fall behind in title race after Everton draw | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City slipped off the pace in their bid to catch up with Premier League leaders Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw by strugglers Everton in their final match of the year.Erling Haaland made a positive start for Pep Guardiola's men when he latched on to Riyad Mahrez's pass to tap home his 21st league goal of the season.After a number of stoppages early in the second half, with one taking over six minutes as the assistant referee's communications headset was repaired, Demarai Gray levelled for the visitors.The Everton winger surged up the left-hand flank in a rare counter-attack before cutting inside and unleashing a curling effort from the edge of the box which left City goalkeeper Ederson beaten.The result left second-placed City four points behind Arsenal hav...
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‘Football’s next Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo?’: Erling Haaland plays down rivalry with Kylian Mbappe

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has played down his future rivalry with Kylian Mbappe over who could become football’s next Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the chat with former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby, Haaland on his possible rivalry with Mbappe said: “It’s impossible to say.” “I don’t like to compare myself with others. I think you need to be your own player when it comes to that so I don’t like to compare or anything with that.” “I think the media has been doing that with Ronaldo and Messi for the last 10 years and I think they’ve been pushing each other as well,” he added. “I think it’s been a positive thing. Barcelona and Madrid against each other. “It’s been the perfect rivalry. But I don’t think about this [rivalry between him and Mbappe], honestly.” Last yea...
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Erling Haaland can get better, he is not at his best, says Pep Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

LEEDS: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola believes Erling Haaland is not at his best and can get even better despite the Norwegian becoming the fastest player to reach 20 goals in Premier League history during his side's 3-1 win at Leeds United.Haaland continued his incredible goalscoring form with two second-half strikes at Elland Road on Wednesday to reach 20 goals from just 14 appearances -- seven games faster than the next quickest player to reach such a goal tally.The Norway international has scored 26 times in 20 appearances under Guardiola in all competitions -- the quickest that any player has reached 25 goals under the City boss with top-flight clubs."He missed chances, hopefully he can do better," Guardiola said. "But the numbers are exceptional, he is an incredible threat fo...
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While You Were Asleep: De Bruyne backs Haaland to score 800 club goals, Arteta wants quick January signings, Conte feels ‘motivated’ Kane will inspire Tottenham

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne lauded Erling Haaland and backed the striker to score at least 800 goals at the club level. It took the Norwegian less than 10 minutes to get on the scoresheet in City’s 3-2 thriller against Liverpool in the League Cup on Thursday. Haaland has scored 18 of the team’s table-topping 40 this season, and looks hungry to prove himself after a six-week break. “Erling is so obsessed with goals. He already has about 200 goals, so he can probably go to 600, 700 or 800 if he stays fit and does the things that he does. Erling is a top-level striker. I don’t see Erling as different to a lot of people. He is a normal football player like everybody else and he doesn’t take himself too seriously,” said De Bruyne. Walking in a Winter WondHaaland! 🙌 pic.twitte...
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Manchester City edge out Liverpool in League Cup thriller | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City beat League Cup holders Liverpool 3-2 in a cracking game on Thursday, taking the lead three times before holding on to reach the quarter-finals.Defender Nathan Ake headed in what proved to be the winning goal in the 58th minute after Mohamed Salah had equalised one minute after Riyad Mahrez restored City's advantage early in the second half.Erling Haaland scored his 24th goal of the season in all competitions to put City ahead in the 10th minute at the Etihad Stadium but Liverpool responded in the 20th, when Fabio Carvalho knocked in a James Milner pass to complete a flowing move.Walking in a Winter WondHaaland! 🙌 https://t.co/2Mh7kc7xws— Manchester City (@ManCity) 1671759000000It was another fast and furious game between the two rivals who took the Premier L...
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‘Why’s Norwegian Erling Haaland learning Spanish in England?’ French paper’s curiosity piqued

“Snakker du Spansk?” No, that’s Norwegian. But the question must’ve been gotten put to Erling Braut Haaland: if he knew to speak Spanish. French paper l’equipe’s English diary section started one right forensic into the possible reasons why the unstoppable Manchester City Norwegian striker has been taking Spanish lessons in England. It was a mystery worth summoning Jo Nesbo. “AS has learned that the Real Madrid target is receiving Spanish classes. Man City say it is to aid his working relationship with Pep Guardiola,” opened the diary item, hedging on the probable reasons for his new classes. “Diario AS has learned that Real Madrid-linked Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland, who holidayed in Marbella this summer and is a fan of Spain, is taking Spanish classes. While the Real M...
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Premier League: Last-gasp Erling Haaland penalty earns 10-man Man City dramatic win over Fulham | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: A stoppage-time penalty from substitute Erling Haaland earned 10-man Manchester City a dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, a victory that sent the champions back to the top of the Premier League. With leading goalscorer Haaland deemed fit enough only for the bench after missing the previous two City games through injury, Argentinean forward Julian Alvarez fired the home side into a 17th-minute lead. The champions thought they had quickly doubled their lead through John Stones but Rodri was offside in the build-up, and Fulham capitalised on that reprieve, going straight down the other end and winning a 26th-minute penalty. City defender Joao Cancelo was given a straight red card for bundling Harry Wilson to the floor, with former Manchester United midfielder Andreas Per...
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‘We have proved we can win with or without Erling Haaland’ – De Bruyne free kick powers Man City past Leicester

A stunning free kick from Kevin De Bruyne earned Manchester City a 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Saturday, a win that moved the champions back to the top of the Premier League. With top goalscorer Erling Haaland missing a Premier League game for the first time since arriving at City through injury, the visitors lacked a cutting edge in the first half, with Leicester containing them with ease. It was clear it would take something special to unlock the determined hosts, with Belgian midfielder De Bruyne stepping up, firing an unstoppable free kick into the net four minutes after the break to put City in front. King Kev clutches it at the King Power! 👑 🦊 0-1 🐝 #ManCity pic.twitter.com/FzOlH0JKBX — Manchester City (@ManCity) October 29, 2022 Leicester responded well and has a chance to ...
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EPL: Kevin De Bruyne’s rocket sinks Leicester as Man City go top | Football News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Kevin De Bruyne fired Manchester City to the top of the Premier League as the Belgian's sublime free-kick sealed a 1-0 win against lowly Leicester on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side were without Erling Haaland at the King Power Stadium after the Norwegian failed to recover from an ankle injury. But De Bruyne ensured the prolific striker wasn't missed by the champions as he netted with a superb set-piece in the second half. City's first away win in their last four games moved them one point above second placed Arsenal, who host Nottingham Forest on Sunday. Since their damaging loss at Liverpool, City have recovered with successive league victories to underline their determination to win a fifth title in six years. Leicester's first defeat in four matches leaves them one place a...
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While You Were Asleep: Madrid beat Sevilla 3-1 to extend lead, Haaland’s scoring streak leaves Guardiola speechless and Dortmund rout Stuttgart 5-0

Karim Benzema proudly showed his Ballon d’Or award to fans at the Santiago Bernabéu and then sat back as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-1 and increased its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Benzema was ruled out of the match when the club said he had muscle fatigue. It appears that the striker, who won soccer’s prestigious individual prize on Monday, is being extra cautious to avoid the risk of any injury that might jeopardize his participation with France at the World Cup in Qatar starting in less than a month. Vinícius Júnior set up two goals for Madrid as the Brazil winger continues to excel both with, and without, Benzema playing by his side. 🎩 Don @LukaModric10 🎩¡4️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ partidos con el @realmadrid! pic.twitter.com/t9A3bYmvtO — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 22, 2022 M...
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Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Streaming: When and where to watch

Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Streaming: Placed 11th in the Premier League table after one of their worst starts of all time, Liverpool FC will face Manchester City in their 8th fixture of the season. City on the other hand, have been second on the table with seven wins and two draws in their nine matches so far, just one point behind league leaders, Arsenal. “We’re not in the Premier League title race,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had said after his side’s 3-2 defeat at the Emirates Stadium last week. If they are to have some, three points would have to start coming fast. Here’s all you need to know about the Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League match. When is the Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League match? The Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League match ...
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While You Were Asleep: Man City failed to score in Haaland’s absence, Mbappe rescues PSG, Maccabi Haifa stun Juventus

No Haaland, no goals for Manchester City as they were held to a goalless draw at FC Copenhagen. Despite the draw City joined holder Real Madrid as the first team to advance to the knockout phase of the Champions League. Copenhagen became the first team to stop City from scoring this season. Through to the #UCL knockout stages! 👊 pic.twitter.com/H5brXNxJnF — Manchester City (@ManCity) October 11, 2022 The result must be very concerning for Pep Guardiola as FC Copenhagen is languishing in the bottom half of the Denmark league. City was forced to play with one man down as left-back Sergio Gomez was shown red card in the 30th minute. Mbappe scores in PSG’s 1-1 draw If media reports to be believed, Kylian Mbappe is frustrated at PSG and wants to leave during January’s transfer window, six m...
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EPL: Haaland hits 20 for the season as Man City crush Southampton | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Erling Haaland struck his 20th goal of the season as Manchester City strolled to the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 demolition of Southampton at the Etihad. Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez were also on target for the English champions, who move two points ahead of Arsenal at the top of the table. City travel to Liverpool next weekend for what has become the Premier League's marquee clash in recent seasons. As it happened: Man City vs SouthamptonBut on this form Pep Guardiola's men look unstoppable with Haaland added to a squad that has already won four titles in the last five seasons. After a couple of early season slip ups, City are beginning to hit their stride in a six-game winning run and have now struck 31 goals in seven games at the Etihad this season. ...
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The Kev-Erling tango: how Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne is fuelling Haaland’s marauding runs for a HaalBruyne Hurricane inside the box

If you are a defender playing against Manchester City, what is the first thing you see? More often than not, your wandering eyes will always end up fixating on the colossal centre forward in the other half, standing absolutely still as he waits for the referee’s whistle. As soon as the whistle blows, the defender will come face to face with his worst nightmare, as Erling Haaland’s gigantic frame peels away from his marker and marauds towards the opposition goal at lightning speed. As soon as he makes those runs, you can bet anything that a certain Kevin de Bruyne will find a way to send the ball towards his Norwegian teammate, resulting in the ball nestling safely in the back of the net. When Erling Haaland first signed for Manchester City, opponents were wary of the lethal partnership...
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Haaland not at Messi’s level yet, says Pep Guardiola

Erling Haaland has set the Premier League on fire. The 22-year-old striker has so far scored 17 goals in 11 games for Manchester City. Haaland’s red-hot form is a confirmation of a passing of the guard. We have entered the Haaland era, with the reigns of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ever diminishing. However, the Manchester City manager feels Haaland is still not at the level of Lionel Messi when it comes to goalscoring prowess. Pep Guardiola on Lionel Messi and if he now gets the feeling that Erling Haaland will score in every game: "The difference, Erling needs maybe all his mates, you know to do it. Unbelievable. Messi had the ability for himself to do it."pic.twitter.com/rodCdrrvrT — Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) October 3, 2022 Guardiola explained the difference between Haaland and Messi. He...
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Haaland, Foden hat-tricks as dazzling City humble United

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks to fire champions Manchester City to a rampant 6-3 thrashing of local rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. City’s football was slick, incisive and ruthless in its execution as Haaland claimed his third hat-trick in eight league games and Foden netted his first Premier League treble on a humbling afternoon for United. After a disappointing start under Erik ten Hag this season, with the Dutchman tasting defeat in his first two games, a run of four successive league wins had promised better times ahead but United were brought firmly back to earth by the neighbours. No City player had scored a hat-trick against their bitter rivals since Francis Lee in 1970 and in the space of 90 minutes two men achieved the feat. What an ...
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EPL: Haaland, Foden hat-tricks as Manchester City thrash Manchester United 6-3 | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks to fire champions Manchester City to a rampant 6-3 thrashing of local rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. City put United to the sword in a ruthless display of attacking football in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, as the visitors, who had won their last four league games, were blown away by the champions. Foden got the scoring underway inside eight minutes, sweeping home Bernardo Silva's low cross, before Haaland headed his first in the 34th minute to put City in command. Haaland made a mockery of settling into life in the Premier League and the Norwegian struck again in the 34th minute on the stretch before Foden added the fourth three minutes later. Big-money signing Antony curled a stunn...
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While You Were Asleep: Rough night for Ronaldo, Haaland scores again, unstoppable Mitrovic

While Portugal rolled in Prague with a comfortable 4-0 win over Czech Republic, Cristiano Ronaldo had a rough night, first enduring a nasty blow to his face that made his nose bleed and required a small bandage. International soccer’s all-time leading scorer with 117 goals also committed a penalty that, fortunately for him, the Czechs failed to convert with the score 2-0. Dalot put Portugal ahead in the 33rd minute when the right-back scored from a pass by Rafael Leão. Bruno Fernandes doubled the lead in first-half injury time moments before Ronaldo was guilty of the handball inside his own area. But Patrik Schick wasted the penalty kick by sending it onto the crossbar. Dalot put the result beyond all doubt in the 52nd with a curling shot into the corner. Ronaldo finished with an assis...