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Tottenham held Erling Haaland to an unwanted season benchmark in win over Man City


A head-turning statistic surrounding the woes of Manchester City frontman Erling Haaland against Tottenham Hotspur has come to the fore late on Sunday evening.

City, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

After watching title rivals Arsenal slip to a shock defeat at the hands of Everton 24 hours prior, the Sky Blues made the trip to north London, for a showdown with Tottenham.

Pep Guardiola’s troops headed into proceedings desperate to correct what has proven a shocking record in recent trips to face Spurs.

When all was said and done, however, the woes of the champions only continued to mount.

This came as a solitary strike on the part of record-breaker Harry Kane inside the opening quarter of an hour ultimately proved the decisive moment in a tense 90 minutes in the English capital.

On the flip side, at the other end of the pitch, Kane’s City counterpart Erling Haaland endured an evening to forget on Sunday.

Completely held at bay by the Tottenham backline, and frankly starved of service, the Norwegian sensation failed to make any impact of note on a frustrating day for all associated with the Citizens.

In fact, so quiet was Haaland throughout the clash that, as alluded to above, he set an altogether unwanted new personal benchmark this evening.

As revealed by statisticians post-match, the former Borussia Dortmund standout, for the very first time in a Premier League fixture, failed to register a single shot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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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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