Manchester City thrashed Nottingham Forest 6-0 with Erling Haaland’s hat-trick and remains second in the Premier League two points behind an Arsenal that beat Aston Villa 2-1, while Liverpool suffered to beat Newcastle in discount (2-1) with a goal from the young Portuguese Fabio Carvalho.
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After the one achieved last Saturday against Crystal Palace (4-2)This is Haaland’s second consecutive hat-trick, breaking several Premier League records.
The 22-year-old Norwegian becomes the fastest player to score two hat tricks in the English championship, having needed only 5 games, for the 21 that Demba Ba needed, who had the best record so far.
With 9 goals in 5 games, Haaland improves Sergio Agüero’s numbers at City and Mick Quinn with Newcastle (8).
What has not been able to improve is the time it has taken to score the goals, since this Wednesday he needed 28 minutes, when on Saturday he did it in just 19 minutes (62, 70 and 81).
It is true that the three goals did not have any complications, but it is no less true that Haaland offered a master class in positioning a ‘9’, scoring two of the three goals from inside the box and the other from no more than 7 meters from the goal line.
The Citizen club thus begins to make profitable the 54 million pounds (62 million euros and dollars) it paid for the pass of the Norwegian international to Borussia Dortmund, where he has already broken records by scoring 62 goals in 67 games with the aurinegra shirt.
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With the game sentenced to rest, Pep Guardiola’s team rounded off the win with goals from the Portuguese Joao Cancelo, from a placed shot from the edge of the box (50) and a brace from the Argentinian Julián Álvarezfirst with a cross shot after receiving a pass from Riyad Mahrez (65) and then with a left-footed shot (87).
At the same time, a duel was played at the Emirates to the rhythm of Brazilian samba, in which Arsenal beat Aston Villa 2-1.
Gabriel Jesus (30) and Gabriel Martinelli (77) scored for the ‘Gunners’ and discounted by the ‘Hammers’ Douglas Luiz (74).
Less than a week before starting his career in the Champions League against Napoli, Liverpool (5th) is still without fuel, although this time it was saved with a goal from the young Carvalho, 20 years old, when he finished off a dead ball inside the area at 90+8.
Earlier, Newcastle (11th) took the lead in the first half with the first goal in the Premier by Swedish Alexander Isak (38), who arrived this week from Real Sociedad in exchange for 70 million euros.
The ‘Reds’ equalized with a goal from Brazilian Roberto Firmino at game time (61) that opened the hope of the comeback… that came at the last breath.