December 29, (THEWILL) – In the English Premier League on Wednesday, Erling Haaland returned to haunt his hometown club by scoring a pair of goals in the second half to help Manchester City defeat Leeds United 3-1.
Haaland, whose father, Alf-Inge played for the Whites when he was born in Leeds, squandered two excellent opportunities as the champions dominated the first half, but Rodri gave them the lead right before the break.
After the interval, the Norwegian striker proved to be more than a handful, tapping in after home captain Liam Cooper made a mistake before doubling up with a right-footed finish.
In spite of Pascal Struijk’s consolation goal for the hosts, this brace from Haaland meant that the Norwegian forward had notched 20 EPL goals in record time on what is just his 14th appearance, helping City leapfrog Newcastle to reclaim the second position.
In their next matches in the EPL, City will play host to Everton while Leeds will visit Eddie Howe’s impressive Newcastle United.