The rise of the ‘scoring machine’ Elling Hollan (23) is amazing. With his fourth hat-trick this season, he has already scored 25 goals in the league. Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) has already surpassed the record of the top scorer last season. It deserves to be called a monster.
Manchester City (Man City) won a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton in the 21st round home game of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 메이저놀이터 season at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd (Korean time).
With this victory, Man City added 3 points and maintained 2nd place in the league with 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (45 points). The difference between Manchester City and Arsenal (16 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 50 points) is 5 points. In addition, the gap with Newcastle (10 wins, 9 draws, 1 loss) in 3rd place widened to 6 points. On the other hand, Wolverhampton ranked 17th with 4 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses (17 points).
It was a game where I could see Hollan’s scoring instinct properly. He smelled the goal 40 minutes into the first half. From the right, Kevin De Bruyne delivered a short and accurate cross, and Haalan, rushing towards the goal, finished it off with a jump header shot. Holland’s 23rd goal of the season.
The second goal came from a penalty kick. In the 4th minute of the second half, Wolverhampton’s captain Huben Neves fouled Gundogan, who was trying to penetrate the penalty area. The referee declared a penalty kick, and Haalan, the kicker, calmly scored the penalty kick. 24th goal of the season.
In the end, he completed a hat trick. In the 9th minute of the second half, Wolverhampton goalkeeper Jose Sa committed a fatal pass miss. Riyad Mahrez intercepted it and connected it to Hollan, who calmly finished it with a left-footed shot. It was a scene where we could see his positioning ability and excellent finisher instinct.
With the goal, Halan scored his fourth hat-trick this season in 19 matches. 25th goal of the season.
In addition, Hollan surpassed the records of Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah, who were joint top scorers last season. Son Heung-min and Salah both scored 23 goals last season, holding the Golden Boot in their arms. However, Haaland broke both records in just 20 games. Manchester City still have 18 games left this season.
Salah holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season in the EPL 38 game system. Salah scored 32 goals in the 2017-18 season and became the top scorer. In fact, the setting of a new record has entered the countdown. If Haalan scores only 8 goals, a new history will be created. At the current pace, it is expected that history can be written within 3 to 4 games. The football world is paying attention to Halan.