Erling Haaland still delights with a scissor returned at high altitude

business as usual for Erling Haaland on Saturday with Manchester City. The Norwegian scored another double to help his team easily win at bottom side Southampton (1-4), on the 30th day of the Premier League. Not to spoil anything, he added the way, with a magnificent second goal, a scissor returned at high altitude to take back a measured cross from Jack Grealish.

With now 30 goals scored this season, Haaland is only four goals away from the historic record of Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, who planted 34 with Blackburn and Newcastle in the 90s. As if it were done with still eight games to play.

“Doing what he did is quite remarkable”

The striker has in any case attracted new praise from his coach, invited to compare his trajectory with those of Messi and Ronaldo. “Erling knows that these two guys dominated for two decades. Not just a year or two. Two decades of world football, recalled Pep Guardiola. They scored goals, won titles and did absolutely everything they could. I think football has improved, mainly thanks to Cristiano and Messi, for what they have done for our sport. Erling is only 22 years old and arrives in the most difficult championship in the world. To do what he did is quite remarkable. »

With 67 points, City are momentarily close to five lengths behind Arsenal, who have a complicated trip to negotiate this Sunday in Liverpool. Perhaps the day that will revive the fight for the title in England.

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