In a 3-1 victory over Brighton, Erling Haaland helped Manchester City get back on the winning track. Liverpool’s season appeared to have started after City’s first loss of the year against the Reds last weekend. Still, Jurgen Klopp’s weakened team suffered a shocking defeat at the City Ground earlier on Saturday. The Etihad resumed normal operations as City drew closer to the top by one point, while Haaland increased his season total to 22 goals. Last Saturday at Anfield, the Norwegian went without a plan for the first time in ten club matches. Still, it swiftly made apologies by displaying his tremendous speed and strength to latch onto Ederson’s long pass, round Robert Sanchez, and barrel Adam Webster off the ball to tap into an empty net.
Then, Haaland scored his 17th Premier League goal from the penalty spot.
Leandro Trossard’s near-post goal in the second half helped Brighton push the champions back despite their inability to win under new manager Roberto De Zerbi.
But when Kevin De Bruyne curled in from outside the area, another moment of brilliance from City ended the match.
Everton defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Goodison Park to snap a losing streak of three games in a row.
For Frank Lampard’s team, Dominic Calvert-return Lewin’s from injury is a significant boost. The England international displayed fast feet to score his first goal of the year early on.
Just after the hour mark, Anthony Gordon added the second goal, and with six minutes remaining, Dwight McNeil completed the scoring.
With a win, the Toffees move up to 11th place, passing Palace on goal differential.
When the two teams square off later in Saturday’s featured game, Manchester United will have the chance to pass Chelsea and move into the top four.