Erling Haaland in the match against Everton (1-1)

THE '9' CLOSED THE YEAR WITH 46 GOALS

City stumble despite a Haaland who closes a record 2022

Published:31/12/2022 - 19:08h

Updated:31/12/2022 - 19:08h

Manchester City closed the year with an unexpected setback against Everton at home (1-1). Erling Haaland opened the scoring in the first half and reached 21 goals in 15 Premier League games, but his contribution, this time, was not enough for Pep Guardiola's

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Erling Haaland Closed the 2022 to step of record. The Norwegian arrived to 21 goals in 15 parties in the tie in front of the Everton (1-1) and threat with surpassing, by far, the maximum quantity of goals converted by a 'pichichi' in England (34). However, in spite of his stupendous performance, the ones of Pep Guardiola could lose more terrain in the fight by the leadership if the Arsenal wins to the Brighton.

The Saturday, the 'cityzens' seemed to have all under control in front of the ones of Frank Lampard. The '9' opened the marker in the 24' apreovechando a pass of Riyad Mahrez to define in the edge of the area girl, his place predilecto like goleador relentless. In spite of the advantage, the ones of Pep nublaron and arrived little in the remaining minutes of the first part, giving oxygen to the 'toffees' for the complement.

When the party found in a stretch of absolute local command and scarce depth, the extreme Demarai Gray surprised with a golazo from out of the area, a powerful finish of long distance that left without opportunity some to the goalkeeper Ederson. The goal of the Everton woke up to the City, but Jordan Pickford answered of big way to the local siege in the last 20 minutes. The finish of Gray was the only to door of the two that tried the visitors in all the party.

With the tie, the group 'skyblue' remains in 36 points, two more than a Newcastle that neither attained to happen of the tie home in front of the Leeds (0-0). For the Arsenal, the day will be round if it attains to win to the Brighton in his field, since a triumph would leave them leaders with seven points of advantage on the ones of Pep Guardiola. The City will return to the action the Thursday when it visit to Chelsea, that in the day 18 closes the date the Sunday in field of the Nottingham Forest.

Brutal 2022 for Haaland

With his goal in front of the Everto, Haaland arrived to 26 so many in his first 20 apparitions as 'cityzen'. In the year calendar were 46 goals in 43 parties including the done with the Borussia Dortmund in the first semester of the year, when the injuries did him lose more than a month of competition. Although the 46 goals of Erling this year lucen very far to the 90 that Leo Messi added with the FC Barcelona in 2012, the true is that, to keep his average, the Norwegian could even surpass the 50 targets that the rosarino did like player culé in the 2021/12.

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