FilGoal | News | Historic Haaland leads Manchester City to victory over Leeds and Arsenal continue to chase him

FilGoal | News | Historic Haaland leads Manchester City to victory over Leeds and Arsenal continue to chase him

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Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish – Leeds and Manchester City

Manchester City continue to chase leaders Arsenal in the Premier League standings after a win against Leeds United.

Manchester City beat Leeds 3-1 in the match that brought them together in the seventeenth round of the English Premier League.

Erling Haaland scored twice and Rodi added another for Manchester City, while Pascal Strügek scored for Leeds United.

With his two goals today, Haaland became the fastest player in history to score 20 goals or more in his first season in the English Premier League after just 14 appearances while missing three through injury.

With this result, City moved into second place with 35 points, 5 points behind leaders Arsenal.

While Leeds’ balance stopped at point 15, in fifteenth place.


Pep Guardiola started with an attacking trio consisting of: Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish.

Phil Foden and Joao Cancelo were absent from the starting line-up.

Match events

Manchester City started very effectively on goal in the 2nd minute, after a complex pass from midfield to Erling Haaland, who went quickly behind the Leeds United defenders, who received the ball with a direct kick, but was blocked by goalkeeper Ilan Millier and saved his goal .

And City continued to press in search of a first goal after Kevin De Bruyne’s dangerous shot from the edge of the box went wide of the left-hand post.

Manchester City’s attempts continued after the 15th minute, after a cross, but it went over the head of Ilkay Gundogan, who is right in front of the goal.

The most dangerous chance of the game came in the 32nd minute after a complex pass that reached Haaland but was blocked by goalkeeper Ilan Millier and saved his goal.

Leeds’ first try came via a powerful strike from Leeds United’s Wilfred Genonto from the edge of the box that went wide of goalkeeper Ederson Morais.

Minutes before the end of the match, Manchester City managed to score the first goal through Rodri. The organized attack started with a series of short passes which Riyad Mahrez finished with a powerful shot from inside the penalty area which was blocked with great difficulty by goalkeeper Ilan Millier to deflect the ball and find a follow-up from Rodri Hernandez with a shot that scored the ball in the net.

Early in the second half, City added a second goal through Erling Haaland in the 51st minute. An excellent individual move by Jack Grealish took the ball away from a Leeds United defender and then into the box to eventually cross the ball to Haaland, who did not made it difficult to get the ball into the net.

The third was not late and Haaland added the third goal in the 64th minute. Organized attack by Manchester City players with a series of consecutive passes, Haaland finished brilliantly in the net.

And Leeds United regained their composure and scored a goal to reduce the deficit through Pascal Stryjic, who capitalized on a corner that Sam Greenwood crossed into the box, which he met with a powerful header that slotted the ball into the net.

And Leeds’ second attempt at a goal followed with a free kick to Leeds United in a dangerous spot on the edge of the penalty area, fully facing goal, Sam Greenwood took a direct shot but it hit the bar.

The match continued with excitement from both sides, but no goals, so the result did not change.

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