Norwegian star Erling Haaland led his Manchester City team to a 3-1 win over guest Leicester City in a meeting that brought them together tonight, Saturday, in the 31st round of the English Premier League. .
Englishman John Stones opened the scoring early, just five minutes into the match.
Haaland then scored two goals in a row in two minutes (13 from penalties and 25) since the first half and was substituted at half-time.
While Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal for the guests in the 75th minute of the match, held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
According to the Squaka statistics network, Haaland has raised his tally to 32 goals this season and is now just 3 goals away to become the Premier League’s historic single-season scorer, a title held by the English. duet of Andy Cole and Alan Shearer (34 goals).
The Norwegian star has surpassed Uruguayan star Luis Suarez (Liverpool) and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) to score 31 goals in a single season and equaled Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, current Liverpool winger. , who also scored 32 goals during the season (2017-2018).
Haaland becomes the most goals scored in the history of the Premier League, equal in number with Mohamed Salah (statistics since the number of teams in the league became 20 teams), Haaland needs 3 more goals to become the most scored in one season since the start of the Premier League leagues 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/sbEqVAyHuw
— EPL World (@EPLworld) April 15, 2023
As for the defending champions, Manchester City, they won their sixth consecutive victory, bringing their score to 70 points and finishing second in the Premier League table, three points behind leaders Arsenal.
Whereas Leicester City were defeated, the fourth in a row and the eighth in the last 9 matches to one draw, and the twentieth defeat in the current league season, so that his score stands at 25 points, and he is in penultimate place. nineteenth place in the standings.