OKBET BALL SPORTS : After scoring twice in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory against Brighton on Saturday, Erling Haaland now has 17 goals in 11 Premier League appearances.
City stay in second position behind leaders Arsenal, who are in action on Sunday thanks to a late screamer from Kevin De Bruyne.
Defender Aymeric Laporte was given his first start of the season as Pep Guardiola made three changes to the starting lineup from the team that lost to Liverpool last weekend.
Referee Craig Pawson and the VAR ruled against Haaland’s penalty kick claim after goalkeeper Robert Sanchez pulled him down in the box with 19 minutes remaining (VAR).
A few minutes later, Haaland broke the deadlock after pushing over Brighton defender Adam Webster and slotting the ball into an empty goal. After toying with the Brighton defense, the Norway attacker scored again in the 43rd minute from the penalty spot.
The Seagulls got off to a great start in the second half, and they were rewarded when Leandro Trossard scored with a long-ranger in the 54th minute..
Man City’s Erling Haaland
After 75 minutes, the game was decided when De Bruyne scored with a fantastic curved shot from 25 yards out, despite the efforts of Roberto De Zerbi’s team to equalize.