Haaland’s 19-minute Manchester City hat-trick puts out Crystal Palace’s fire

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Erling Haaland might have been a bargain even at £100m but to cost Manchester City just north of £50m is a faintly ridiculous price in the definitely ridiculous inflated transfer market. The striker scored a scintillating 19-minute hat-trick that featured the equaliser and goals that sealed victory as the champions came from two behind for a fourth time in their past six competitive games.

The Norwegian’s third was greeted by a jig of jubilation from Pep Guardiola and delirium from a home crowd witnessing Haaland’s first City strikes at the Etihad and crowned a superb fightback initiated when Bernardo Silva led a second-half charge by pulling one back.

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Written by Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/aug/27/manchester-city-crystal-palace-premier-league-match-report under the title “Haaland’s 19-minute Manchester City hat-trick puts out Crystal Palace’s fire”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.