Guardiola was angry when Haaland set a new record
Erling Braut Haaland has been setting record after record so far this season. On Wednesday, the record number of goals scored in a Premier League season was touched, at a time when the Premier League consisted of 20 teams (since the 1995/96 season).
After he himself missed a header and failed to pull off a fine finish alone with Brighton keeper Jason Steele early in the first half, he opted for a pass when he returned to free play in the back room.
Haaland found Phil Foden and with Steele at half length, Foden sent City into the lead.
It was Haaland’s 44th goal in the Premier League this season, spanning 36 goals and eight assists.
Only Thierry Henry (2002/03) has done the same in a Premier League season with 20 teams. based on Analyst both Andy Cole (1993/94) and Alan Shearer (1994/95) scored 47 goals in a season, but both in a season with 22 teams in the Premier League.
Brighton’s Julio Enciso equalized with a crazy long shot just before half-time. It was also the last important goal of the game.
Haaland thought he had sent City ahead when he ran free in the box and headed the ball into the net just over ten minutes from time. However, after a VAR check, the goal was disallowed after Haaland signed for Brighton defender Levi Colwill.
On the sidelines, City manager Pep Guardiola opposed the decision, apparently because the City bench believed that it was Colwill who first held Haaland.
However, Guardiola was not heard, apart from that he spoke of getting a yellow card.
For City it was their first point drop after twelve successive Premier League wins, but they had already secured league gold at the weekend. Brighton, on the other hand, is confirmed for sixth place. The Premier League ends on Sunday.
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