Premier League: Erling Haaland scores hat-trick for Manchester City, Arsenal is still perfect

02 Sep 2022 | 08:33 | Football

Erling Haaland scored a second consecutive hat-trick as Manchester City crushed Nottingham Forest 6-0, while leaders Arsenal extended their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday. Man City and Arsenal started early, but Liverpool are regaining momentum after a suffocating 2-1 win over Newcastle. Haaland has had a brilliant start since his £50m ($58m) move from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season and the Norwegian’s latest goal set a Premier League record.

Haaland’s nine-goal tally in his first five appearances is a new high in the Premier League era, beating City’s previous tally of eight. Sergio Aguero and Micky Quinn.

Inspired by Haaland’s first-half treble, Pep Guardiola’s undefeated side raced across the Etihad Stadium, hitting 19 goals in just five games.

“I know he’s happy to score, but I think what he wants is to win. Records are fine, but I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have liked it if we hadn’t won.” , said Guardiola about Haaland.

“He’s an exceptional talent. He smelled the box like no other, the first touch in the game was a goal. It was Erling.”

City took the lead in the 12th minute when Phil FodenHaaland’s cross, who opened a slot for the home team from close range.

Haaland, whose father Alfie played for Forest from 1993 to 1997, scored again from close range in the 23rd minute and scored his treble eight minutes later with a header from close range.

Even with Kevin De Bruyne starting from the bench, unstoppable champions and Joao Cancelo shot into the high corner from 20 meters in the 50th minute.

Argentina striker Julian Alvarez celebrated his first Premier League appearance after moving from River Plate with a brace to seal City’s heaviest win since a 7-0 win over Leeds in September. twelfth.

The perfect Arsenal

Man City is two points behind Arsenal Mikel ArtetaThe Gunners’ side have once again shown the tenacity that has often been lacking against Gunners teams in recent seasons.

Arsenal attacked in the 30th minute thanks to a gift from their former goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who pushed a tamer Gabriel Martinelli crossed straight to Gabriel Jesus for a simple ending.

The villa on the bottom floor is granted when Douglas Luiz’s corner went straight past Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the 74th minute despite the home team’s appeal for the foul.

But Arsenal, who came from behind to beat Fulham on Saturday, reacted impressively when Martinelli restored the lead three minutes later from Bukayo Saka’s cross.

“The first half was probably one of the best we’ve played, then we conceded and the game went on. But the whole team reacted extremely well,” said Arteta.

Villa owner Steven Gerrardmocked after their home defeat to West Ham on Sunday, will come under renewed pressure following their fourth defeat in five games this season.

Asked if he was worried about his future, Gerrard said: “Of course I am. I’m really honest and critical of myself.”

At Anfield, Liverpool dropped out late to claim their second win of the season as Fabio Carvalho’s 98th-minute goal saw off Newcastle.

Away striker Alexander Isak rocked Liverpool in the 38th minute of his debut after a £60m move from Real Sociedad, scoring with a placid finish from a Sean Longstaff cross.

But, building on momentum from Saturday’s 9-0 win over Bournemouth – equaling the record for the heaviest Premier League win – Liverpool equalized when Roberto Firmino pokes slit Mohamed Salah61st minute of the match.

And, well past the initial five minutes of stoppage time, Carvalho – the day after his 20th birthday – sent home a frenzy of celebration.

“The perfect moment to win because it was a tough game. What a wonderful goal from the birthday kid. It was so great. We will remember it for many years,” the coach said. Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp.

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Third-placed Tottenham had to settle for a 1-1 draw at West Ham, with an own goal by Hammers defender Thilo Kehrer blocked by the class of Tomas Soucek.

Unmanaged Bournemouth drew 0-0 with Wolves at Dean Court in their first game after that Scott Parkersacked after a humiliating defeat at Liverpool.

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