Extending on their Premier League title charge, Erling Haaland fired Manchester City to a 2-0 victory against Everton on Saturday lunchtime.
Although Pep Guardiola’s men might have failed to find any real clinical edge for large spells prior to the half-time break, it was the returning Haaland who briefly dragged City to the top of the table.
With Manchester City’s attacking talisman power home on the 71st minute, the Norwegian icon quickly wrapped things up as he produced a slick finish just 14 minutes after his opener.
Although Everton might have largely frustrated the defending champions throughout the first half, Saturday’s guests once again left the Etihad empty-handed.
Still sat one-point adrift of Premier League safety, the Toffees have now recorded just a sole victory from any of their last 11 straight meetings against top-flight opposition.
On an afternoon when Manchester City briefly climbed back to the top of the Premier League table, we have taken a look at the main talking points.
City extend on their domestic romp
Although Manchester City might have found themselves at the heart of a domestic wobble prior to November’s international break, the Sky Blues have certainly hit top gear at a crucial time.
Making real history last season as they became the first English club since 1999 to be crowned treble champions, Guardiola’s side are riding a remarkable wave of momentum.
Breezing their way to another Champions League knockout stage ticket over the festive period and once again tipped as a leading European contender, City should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high.
Briefly finding a route back to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday lunchtime, the Sky Blues have won all of their previous 10 straight appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to a 2-2 stalemate against Crystal Palace on December 16th.
With their sights set on making more Premier League history in 2024,…
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Author : Tom Dunstan
Publish date : 2024-02-11 10:49:33
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