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Erling Haaland sets a new record as Manchester City beat Leeds

Story by Ian Zvoma

Defending Champions Manchester City moved to within five points of log leaders Arsenal after a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Leeds at Elland Road last night.

Erling Haaland was the toast of the day after becoming the fastest player to reach 20 Premier League goals as Manchester City edged Leeds 3-1 to move up to 35 points, five points behind log leaders Arsenal.

Having been frustrated by a stubborn Leeds for much of the first half, Manchester City found the opener through Rodri just before the break.

City’s second which came after 51 minutes and third after 61 minutes came via a man who is fast developing into a destructive force in the EPL because of his goal-scoring form.

Supplied by Jack Grealish, Haaland notched up his 19th and record 20th in the least number of games as City sealed the victory.

Leeds’ goal scored after 73 minutes turned out to be a consolation as Manchester City romped to a 3-1 victory.

English Premier League action continues this Friday with two matches on the cards.

West Ham clash with inform Brentford at the London Stadium while Liverpool host struggling Leicester at Anfield before action resumes on Saturday with a full league programme.

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