Erling Haaland scored his first hat-trick to help Manchester City produce one of the comeback football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. The visitors shocked the home crowd when John Stones put through his own net before Joachim Anderson doubled their advantage. Bernardo Silva cut the deficit to one in the 53rd minute before Haaland equalized in the 62nd minute. Haaland put the hosts ahead in the 70th minute before completing his hat trick in the 81st minute.
Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Dias (6), Stones (6), Cancelo (6), De Bruyne (7), Rodri (7), Mahrez (7), Silva (8), Haaland (8), Foden (8).
Subs used: Gundogan (7), Alvarez (6), Diaz (n/a), Palmer (n/a).
Crystal Palace: Guaita (6), Clyne (6), Ward (6), Andersen (7), Guehi (7), Mitchell (6), Schlupp (6), Doucoure (6), Eze (7), Ayew (6), Edouard (6).
Subs used: Richards (6), Hughes (5), Olise (5), Mateta (5).
Man of the match: Erling Haaland
Man City manager Pep Guardiola: “We have the ability to score goals, but we are conceding a lot lately. Three goals against Newcastle, three against Barcelona, two today. But it’s nice to leave the situation with a good comeback. This kind of situation can happen, sometimes. But usually, in these situations, you’re going to lose. They are well-organized, and we didn’t do what we have to do to play these types of games [before half-time]. Haaland, what he has done today, he has done all his career. It’s nothing special – it’s his style. He is astonishing.”
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira: “It’s a tough place to come to play. I think we defended really well, we managed to score the two goals and knew they would be a different side in the second half. We conceded the first goal a little too early, then the momentum was on their side and it was really difficult for us to deal with that.
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