Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton 3-0 in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd at 11:00 pm (Korean time). With this, Man City continued to pursue the lead with 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (45 points and 2nd place).
Manchester City pulled out a 4-3-3 formation. Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland and Riyad Mahrez formed the attacking line. The midfield was played by Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, and Kevin the Brawiner. The back 4 was paired with Emric Laporte, Manuel Akanzi, John Stones and Rico Ruiz, and Ederson wore the goalkeeper’s gloves.
It was ‘Holland Day’. In the 40th minute when the frustrating 0-0 score continued, Holland flew. De Bruyne posted a sharp cross from outside the penalty box, and Haaland, who was positioned in front of the goal, shook the net with a high RBI header.
Didn’t even take a break in the second half. Gundogan got a penalty kick (PK) in the 4th minute of the second half, and Haaland stepped up as the kicker. The kick to the center was lightly successful. Then, in the 9th minute of the second half, a pass miss came from the Wolverhampton camp. Haaland calmly pushed what Mahrez had given him and completed the hat trick.
It was Man City who had the chance to win, and showed a margin by subtracting Holland in the 16th minute of the second half. The match ended in a 3-0 Manchester City victory without scoring.
After the game, ‘Opta’, a soccer statistics media, shed light on Haaland’s scoring record. According to data released by the media, Haaland’s xG value was 16.9 goals. The xG value is calculated as a value by calculating the probability of scoring a goal for each shot. Haaland showed off his outstanding determination by scoring 25 goals, which is 8 more than the xG value of 17 goals. 헤라카지노
‘Opta’ added, “Man City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero scored 25 goals in the first 150 EPL shots. Haaland scored 25 goals with 74 shots.” It is surprising that he scored the same number of goals after trying half as many shots as ‘Man City Legend’ Aguero.
Meanwhile, Holland achieved the league’s fourth hat-trick against Wolverhampton, leaving one EPL record for the most hat-trick in a single season (5, Alan Shearer). If the scoring power is the same as now, it is possible to renew it.