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Haaland 2 Goals, The Citizens Win & Go to the Top

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Haaland 2 Goals, The Citizens Win & Go to the Top

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Manchester City achieved a 2-0 victory over Everton thanks to two goals Erling Haaland. This victory brought City to displace Liverpool at the top of the standings.

Duel Man City vs Everton in continuation Premier League held at the Etihad Stadium, Saturday (10/2/2024) evening WIB. The first half ended in a goalless draw.

City, which had difficulty breaking down Everton’s defense, finally broke the deadlock in the 71st minute with Haaland’s shot. The Norwegian striker scored his second goal in the 85th minute.

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With this victory, Man City rose to the top Premier League standings with 52 points from 23 matches. Meanwhile, Everton is in 18th place with 19 points.

The Course of the Match

Even though they were in control of the game, City had difficulty breaking down Everton’s defense. Until 20 minutes into the match, City had not yet fired a shot.

City built an attack from the left side through Jeremy Doku. Doku tried to pass a pass towards the front of goal, but the ball was cut off by Jarrad Branthwaite.

Doku is again a source of threat for City. This time he was able to penetrate the Everton defense and deliver a cross. Erling Haaland headed the ball, but it still bounced over the goal.

Not many opportunities were created by both teams. Everton had a chance, but Jack Harrison’s first time kick was still far from the target.

City’s corner kick created chaos in front of the Everton goal. Manuel Akanji’s shot was blocked by James Tarkowski.

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Pep Guardiola finally made substitutions to increase City’s attacking power. Matheus Nunes was withdrawn and replaced by Kevin De Bruyne.

Rodri tried to shoot from outside the penalty box. However, Rodri’s efforts still did not meet the target.

Goal! City finally broke the deadlock in the 71st minute. Erling Haaland found the back of Everton’s goal to put City 1-0 up.

Starting from a corner kick, Everton’s back line failed to block the ball perfectly. The ball that was about to be thrown fell to Haaland’s feet, who immediately fired a hard shot at the goal.

Haaland doubled City’s lead in the 85th minute. From the counter-attack, Haaland received a through ball from De Bruyne and then beat Jordan Pickford.

Everton managed to break into City’s goal with Beto’s shot which beat Ederson at the near post. However, the goal was disallowed because Beto was caught offside first.

Lineup

Manchester City: Ederson, Stones, Dias, Akanji (Walker 57th), Ake, Rodri, Nunes (De Bruyne 57th), Doku, Alvarez (Bernardo Silva 77th), Foden, Haaland

Everton: Pickford, Godfrey (Coleman 56′), Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Young (Onana 78′), Gueye (Chermiti 89′), Garner, McNeil (Dobbin 88′), Harrison, Calvert-Lewin (Beto 78′)

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