Haaland returns on goal with a hatrick as Spurs dent Burnley in 7-goal thriller
Erling Haaland on Saturday evening announced his return on goals after scoring a hat-trick for Manchester City in a 5-1 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.
City were first to find the back of the net in the 31st minute after Julian Alvarez’ strike with his right foot from the centre of the box to bottom right corner to make it 1-0.
Fulham replied with an equaliser courtesy Tim Ream smashing the ball from a close range to the bottom left corner after a corner kick to level the game.
City suspended Fulham’s run on goal as Nathan Ake put his team in the lead five minutes added on time before the game to make it 2-1.
Haaland doubled the lead for City in the 58th minute.
The Norwegian put one back in after converting a penalty kick in the 70th minute to make it 4-1.
Haaland’s third goal came in the 90+5th in added on time to finish the game 5-1.
City reclaim top spot on the English Premier League (EPL) table with 12 points after four games.
Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur beat Vincent Kompany’s Burnley 5-2 after massive help from Son Heung-Min’s hat-trick at Turf Moor.
Burnley’s two goals were produced by Christian Romero and Josh Brownhill.
Spurs are second on the log with 10 points after four matches.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are yet to be reawakened after losing to Nothingham Forest by a lone goal courtesy Anthony Elanga’s goal in the 48th minute.
Chelsea are yet to ascend as they are 11th on the log with four points.
In the other matches played, Brentford shared the spoil with AFC Bournemouth as they settled for 2-2.
Also, there was no winner between Sheffield United and Everton after a 2-2 draw.