Man City beat Leeds on Haaland’s record-breaking day

Haaland scored a brace
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Manchester City’s forward Erling Haaland can’t stop breaking records. He is a genuine goal machine for the Citizens and broke another record last night. Last night, Manchester City traveled to Ellan Road to face Leeds United, where Erling Haaland scored twice and has become the fastest player ever to reach the 20-goal landmark. Haaland needed only 14 games to score 20 goals in the English Premier League. Before Haaland, Kevin Phillips held this record, but he took 21 games to reach the landmark.

As it happened

After the World Cup break, Manchester City was back in action last night with the match against Leeds United. City boss Pep Guardiola knows he has no other options but to win every game to catch the table topper, Arsenal. So, the manager deployed his best possible XI against the home team.

However, the home team looked very organized in defense. Although Man City created a lot of chances in the first half, they couldn’t find the net until the last minute of the first half. Despite trying hard, Manchester City had to wait 45 minutes to score the goal.

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In the 45+1st minute, Man City midfielder Rodri wrote his name on the scoresheet as he found the net with a stunning strike. As a result, The Citizens went to the break with a one-goal lead.

Returning from the interval, Manchester City went to an all-out attack. Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, and Erling Haaland continuously pressed the home team highly. So, the Guardiola boys doubled their lead early in the 2nd half. Erling Haaland, this time, struck with the help of Jack Grealish.

Haaland scored again within 15 minutes with the help of the same provider. With this goal, Haaland set a new record, the fastest to reach the 20-goal landmark. However, Leeds United returned a goal in the 73rd minute. But it helped nothing but narrow the margin. In the end, Manchester City won the match and got closer to the table topper, Arsenal.