Premier League 2022-23: Haaland nets a hat-trick for Man City
Erling Haaland scored a hat-trick as Manchester City came from two goals behind in a blockbuster second-half show against Crystal Palace in gameweek four of the Premier League 2022-23 season. City were two -nil down before making a stunning comeback to seal the deal. Haaland was magnificent, scoring a fine hat-trick and is now the top scorer this season. Here's more.
Haaland equals Aguero's record; leads scoring chart in 2022-23
Haaland has scored six goals in his first four PL appearances for Manchester City. As per Opta, he has equaled Sergio Aguero's record of scoring six goals for City in his first four PL games. Haaland has now scored more goals than any other player in Europe's top five leagues so far this season. He had three shots on target and converted all three.
Key stats from the match
Palace had just two shots and scored from that in the first half. They failed to threaten any more as City grew in stature. City attempted 18 shots with five of them being on target. City had 75% ball possession and made 766 passes. They had a pass accuracy of 90%. City are now top of the standings with 10 points from four games.
How did the match pan out?
John Stones scored an own goal and Joachim Andersen guided in a powerful header to give Palace the lead. Bernardo Silva's shot deflected off Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp for City's first. City gained complete command as Haaland took command. He nodded in Phil Foden's cross to draw Pep Guardiola's side level. Haaland completed his hat-trick from Stones' wayward shot and a pass from Gundogan.
10-man Chelsea beat Leicester
10-man Chelsea went on to beat Leicester City 2-1 to earn a valuable win. Raheem Sterling scored a brace for the Blues. Conor Gallagher was sent off for the hosts in the first half before Sterling put the hosts in front. He got the first from a Marc Cucurella assist before doubling their lead from Reece James' inviting ball.
Raheem Sterling scripts this record for Chelsea
As per Opta, Raheem Sterling is third player in Premier League history to score for each of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea after Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge.