The Norway ahead netted twice within the first half of Metropolis’s 3-1 win over Leicester Metropolis.© AFP
Erling Haaland equalled the Premier League document for objectives in a 38-game season on Saturday as Manchester Metropolis closed the hole on leaders Arsenal to simply three factors after a day of drama within the top-four race. The Norway ahead netted twice within the first half of Metropolis’s 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Leicester to succeed in 32 objectives — the identical as Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah’s tally in 2017/18. John Stones opened the scoring on the Etihad Stadium earlier than a purpose from the penalty spot and a intelligent dinked end from Haaland.
Pep Guardiola substituted the 22-year-old at half-time, denying him the possibility to search out the general single-season document of 34 objectives within the Premier League period — set within the days of 42 video games per aspect.
Leicester, with Dean Smith in cost for the primary time, pulled a purpose again within the second half by Kelechi Iheanacho however they slumped to a fourth straight defeat and stay second from backside of the desk.
Metropolis, chasing a fifth Premier League title in six years, are on 70 factors, three behind Arsenal with eight video games to go — the Gunners play West Ham on Sunday.
The 2 groups meet on the Etihad on April 26 in a possible title-decider — Metropolis’s subsequent league fixture.
“Like I stated recently, it’s win, win and win,” stated Guardiola, whose aspect have now gained 10 consecutive video games in all competitions.
“They’ve had an unimaginable run