Defending champion’ Manchester City (Man City), with ‘monster goal scorer’ Erling Holland scoring for the first time in three games, regained the lead in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL).
Manchester City defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 in the 2023-2024 EPL 9th round home game held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 21st (local time).
Manchester City (7 wins, 2 losses), which had been on a 6-game winning streak and fell to second place after losing 1-2 to Wolverhampton on the 30th of last month and 0-1 to Arsenal on the 9th of this month, rose to first place again by adding 3 points.
On the same day, Arsenal drew 2-2 in the ‘London Derby’ with Chelsea, and gained only 1 point (6 wins, 3 draws, goal difference +10), and their point total became the same at 21, but they dropped Arsenal to second place in goal difference (+12). .굿모닝토토 도메인
Manchester City took the lead with Julian Alvarez’s first goal 7 minutes into the game, and 12 minutes later, Holland scored to take a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Holan, who drove the ball forward alone to the penalty arc, kicked a surprise left-footed mid-range shot that hit the bottom corner of the goal.
Holland, who became the top scorer last season by setting the record for the most goals in an EPL season with 36 goals, scored his 9th league goal this season. This is the first scoring gun that has been used in 3 league games since the 6th round match against Nottingham Forest.
He cruised to the top scorer this season, keeping a gap with 2nd place Muhammad Salah (7 goals, Liverpool). The gap with Korean soccer star Son Heung-min (6 goals, Tottenham) is 3 goals.
For Brighton, who were on the verge of defeat, striker Ansu Fati, brought in from Spain’s prestigious Barcelona this summer, scored a consolation goal in the 28th minute of the second half.
Japan national team striker Kaoru Mitoma ran alone from the halfway line down the left side and gave the ball from the penalty area to the center, hitting the foot of central defender Manuel Akanji and deflecting.
When the ball flowed in front of him, Fatih connected with a shot without delay and Brighton followed up with a goal, but was unable to turn the game around.
Brighton (16 points), with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses, was in 7th place.