Erling Haaland matches another Sergio Aguero benchmark in Man City’s win over Brighton

The striker was back at the double on Saturday

Manchester City star Erling Haaland, this afternoon, continued to write his name into the club’s history books.

Pep Guardiola’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

After slipping off the pace at the Premier League’s summit owing to a surprise defeat at the hands of Liverpool last time out, the Sky Blues welcomed stuttering Brighton & Hove Albion to the Etihad, eyeing a return to winning ways.

And, when all was said and done, secure all three points is precisely what City went on to do.

The star of the show, altogether unsurprisingly, came in the form of the aforementioned Erling Haaland, who bagged a first-half brace before Kevin De Bruyne capped off a comfortable 3-1 triumph fifteen minutes from time.

Haaland’s latest haul in front of goal, of course, adds ever further to what has represented one of the most impressive Premier League introductions in the competition’s history.

Remarkably, the Norwegian has already racked up an eye-watering 17 goals, across his first 11 appearances in English football.

This takes his tally, across all competitions, to 22, despite the season being barely a quarter old.

In turn, it should not come as all that much of a surprise to hear that, against Brighton, Haaland equalled a Manchester City club benchmark.

As per statisticians Opta, the former Borussia Dortmund star today became the first Citizens player since Sergio Aguero to score in seven consecutive home appearances in all competitions.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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