EPL: Erling Haaland sets scoring record in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Leeds, in pics

By: FPJ Web Desk | December 29, 2022

Erling Haaland continued his goal-scoring spree in the English Premier with a brace in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Leeds

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Haaland scored twice to become the fastest player to 20 goals. The Norwegian star, who was born in Leeds, reached the mark in 14 games

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"For me, as a striker, I could have scored a couple more but that's life, what can I do? I have to practice more," Haaland said

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City's victory at Elland Road reduced first-place Arsenal's lead to five points

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Rodri gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of halftime when he tucked in from close range after goalkeeper Illan Meslier parried a Riyad Mahrez shot

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Haaland doubled City's advantage six minutes into the second half after Jack Grealish pounced on a weak pass by Liam Cooper and raced clear to set up the Norwegian for a tap-in

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That was Haaland's 25th goal for City in 20 appearances in all competitions

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He scored his 26th in the 64th minute to make it 3-0 after another assist from Grealish

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Leeds scored in the 73rd minute when Pascal Struijk headed home from a corner

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Haaland beat Kevin Phillips' quickest-to-20 goals record - set in 1999-20 with Sunderland — by seven games

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