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Premier League: Manchester City Trounce Wolves as Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden Strike

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Last Updated: September 17, 2022, 19:19 IST

Wolverhampton, England

Manchester City's Erling Haaland tries to score during the English Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Manchester City's Erling Haaland tries to score during the English Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Erling Haaland added a strike from outside the area to his repertoire of goals since joining Manchester City in a 3-0 win at 10-man Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Saturday

Erling Haaland added a strike from outside the area to his repertoire of goals since joining Manchester City in a 3-0 win at 10-man Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

City had already taken the lead through Jack Grealish after 55 seconds at Molineux when Haaland picked up the ball 40 meters out, drove toward the penalty box and shot right-footed into the bottom corner from the edge of the area in the 16th minute.

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It was Haaland’s 11th goal in seven league games since his offseason arrival from Borussia Dortmund, with the majority coming from right in front of the goal.

Wolverhampton’s already-slim chances virtually ended when centre back Nathan Collins was shown a straight red card for a chest-high lunge on Grealish in the 33rd.

Phil Foden swept in a right-wing cross from Kevin De Bruyne, who provided a similar assist for Grealish’s goal, in the 69th minute to round off a win that took City above Arsenal into first place, at least overnight.

City has scored 23 goals in the first seven games of its title defence, comfortably more than any other team, and Haaland has almost half of them.

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first published:September 17, 2022, 19:19 IST
last updated:September 17, 2022, 19:19 IST