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Erling Haaland stars as Manchester City top Premier League table with 5-1 rout of Luton Town

Manchester City's Erling Haaland scores twice as reigning champions cruise to commanding 5-1 win against relegation-threatened Luton Town

By Web Desk
April 14, 2024
Erling Haalands double secures Manchester Citys win in Premier League match. (Erling Haaland celebrates opening the scoring for Manchester City against Luton on Saturday. — Manchester Evening website)
Erling Haaland's double secures Manchester City's win in Premier League match. (Erling Haaland celebrates opening the scoring for Manchester City against Luton on Saturday. — Manchester Evening website)

Manchester City thrashed Luton Town with a 5-1 victory and clinched top spot in the Premier League on Saturday. Erling Haaland scored his 20th league goal, while Mateo Kovacic and others chipped in. This puts City on top of the table, two points ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool who play today.

Following the win, Manchester City, soaring to 73 points from 32 games, surpassed Arsenal and Liverpool who are yet to play.

Manchester City are struggling for their fourth consecutive English title, setting a high bar for any team aiming to outdo them.

As the game began, City wasted no time in taking the lead, with Erling Haaland's early strike finding the back of the net in just 65 seconds.

Despite Luton's efforts to stay in the game, Mateo Kovacic and Haaland, with a penalty, extended City's lead before halftime.

City's victory over Luton was marked by Erling Haaland's goal within the first 65 seconds, followed by strikes from Mateo Kovacic, Jeremy Doku, and Josko Gvardiol. Haaland scored a goal on a penalty. With this goal, his tally of goals this season has risen to 20. Ross Barkley scored Luton's lone goal.

Talking to the media, City's manager, Pep Guardiola, stressed the importance of winning games and applying pressure on rivals. "The only way is to win our games and put the pressure on. Luton is a difficult game, okay we scored five goals. This is the only message we can do," City manager Pep Guardiola said.