Erling Haaland Claims First Hat-Trick In English Football: As Man U Grind Out Win

Different Fortunes For Both Manchester Giants, And Both Claim Important Victories By The and Erling Haaland hit a second half hat-trick as Manchester City fought back from two goals down to extend our unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace. The Norwegian striker scored three times in 19 minutes to claim his first treble in English football as the defending champions again came from behind to avoid defeat. A John Stones own goal and Joachim Andersen’s towering header had put Palace in control at half-time, but Bernardo Silva reduced the deficit with his 50th goal for the Club before Haaland’s heroics turned the game on its head to send City top of the table ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Fulham. City got off to the worst possible start at the Etihad Stadium, falling behind in the fourth minute when Eberechi Eze’s free-kick deflected off Stones’ knee and beyond Ederson. There was an element of misfortune about the opener, with Stones caught unawares as the cross flicked off both Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker before bouncing into his leg, but the same could not be said as Palace

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