Haaland hat trick sinks Wolverhampton

Goals: Manchester City – Wolverhampton -Played on 01/ 22/ 2023

Manchester City easily defeated its guest, Wolverhampton, by 3 goals, this evening, Sunday, at the Etihad Stadium, in the 21st round of the English Premier League.

City Erling Haaland scored a trio in the minutes (40-50-54), raising the team’s score to 45 points in second place, while Wolverhampton’s balance was frozen at 17 points in 17th place.

The first quarter of an hour of the match witnessed great violence from the Wolverhampton players towards the City players, which prompted the referee to issue a yellow card 3 times for each of Kellman and Lemina, in addition to coach Julien Lopetegui.

The first attempt in the match came in favor of City in the 19th minute, with a powerful ground shot by Haaland from inside the area, which was blocked by goalkeeper Sa.

Grealish fired a missile from the border of the area in the 29th minute, and Sa excelled in tackling it.

Gundogan then rose to a cross from Lewis in the 30th minute, hitting a header that went over the crossbar.

City continued its crawl towards Wolverhampton’s goal, with a powerful shot from Rodrigo from outside the area, just above the crossbar.

City opened the scoring in the 40th minute after De Bruyne sent a cross that Haaland rose to, hitting a powerful header that settled into the net.

City almost scored the second goal in the first minute of stoppage time, with a shot by Grealish from inside the area, Collins removed it before hitting the net, so the first half ended with Manchester City advancing 1-0.

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City got a penalty kick at the start of the second half in the 49th minute, with Gundogan being hampered by Neves, and Haaland successfully executed the kick in the 50th minute, with a ground shot to the right of Sa.

Mahrez tried to write his name on the list of scorers in the 53rd minute, following up on a cross from Grealish, hitting a header that passed just past the post.

Haaland signed the hat-trick in the 54th minute after Sa made a mistake in passing the ball, so Mahrez killed it and passed it to the Norwegian next to him inside the area, to easily hit the net.

Wolverhampton formed his first danger in the match in the 68th minute, after Bodence noticed Ederson’s progress, hitting a falling ball from outside the area, which the Brazilian goalkeeper managed to tackle.

City wasted a real chance to score the fourth goal in the 73rd minute after Alvarez received a through from De Bruyne to separate from Basa and hit a ground ball, the goalkeeper shone in tackling it.

And City continued to miss opportunities, rising from Gundogan, who was free of control, inside the 6-yard area, to a cross from Bernardo, hitting a header that went over the crossbar.

Bodens returned to the danger in the 82nd minute, with a ground shot from inside the area, which passed just past the post.

Sarabia followed with a shot from the edge of the area in the 85th minute, which went wide of the goal, and the match ended with City winning 3-0.

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