Haaland’s physicality, his energy, and the aerial threat were the reasons why Guardiola had opted for him in the 2022 summer transfer market. (Photo credit: AP)
It’s Wolverhampton’s turn to figure out how to stop the prolific Erling Haaland. Manchester City and their new striker visit Molineux in one of just three Premier League games to be held on Saturday.
Haaland has 10 goals in six league games and City trails first-placed Arsenal by one point. The good news for Wolves? They’ve allowed the fewest goals – four – through six rounds.
Bruno Lage’s problem, though, is his team has scored only three times – tied for least in the league. The manager might have to turn to new arrival Diego Costa to provide some punch because forward Raul Jimenez was ruled out and new striker Sasa Kalajdzizc had knee surgery.
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Erling Haaland’s recent form for Manchester City:
vs Crystal Palace ⚽️⚽️⚽️
vs Nottingham Forest ⚽️⚽️⚽️
vs Aston Villa ⚽️
vs Sevilla ⚽️⚽️
vs Borussia Dortmund ⚽️
vs Wolverhampton ⚽️
What a beast. 🔵 pic.twitter.com/kSeKuwMvHC
Erling Haaland has equalled the record for most Premier League goals scored after a player’s first 10 appearances in the competition…
…after seven games. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ahGhPwVTFQ
Wolves gave it a real go in the second half but City proved too strong for the home side.
City will go into the international break as table-toppers.
City passing the ball around and frustrating Wolves, who look resigned now as we enter three minutes of added time.
Neto makes way from Campbell.
Wolves win a corner after Neto rifles a low cross in the middle of the box. But the set piece comes to nothing as Ederson punches the ball away from harm’s way.
Sergio Gomez replaces Rodri.
Mahrez tries his luck from outside the box, but his volleyed strike is blocked well.
Grealish makes way for 20-year-old Cole Palmer.