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Manchester City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Football Match Report – January 22, 2023

Erling Haaland silenced his critics by netting a hat trick as Manchester City claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves on Sunday at the Etihad.

The forward broke the deadlock just before half time connecting with a cross from midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to head the ball in, before stepping up to double the home side’s lead with a penalty in the 50th minute after Ilkay Gundogan was tripped by Ruben Neves.

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Just a few minutes later, Haaland made it three slotting home a pass from Riyad Mahrez into the bottom left corner of the goal past Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.

The strike took the Norway international to 25 goals this season, two more than either Son Heung-Min or Mohamed Salah scored as the Premier League joint-top scorers last season.

The win keeps City second in the table knocking on the heels of leaders Arsenal, with the London club set to play Manchester United later on Sunday.