Erling Haaland on target as Manchester City close gap to Arsenal with comfortable win at Bournemouth

Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium on 25 February, 2023 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
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Erling Haaland scored his 27th Premier League goal of the season as Manchester City kept the pressure on leaders Arsenal by cruising to a 4-1 win at struggling Bournemouth.

The Norwegian hitman had found the net only once in his previous four league outings – a paltry return by his devastatingly prolific standards – but he now has a 10-goal lead over Harry Kane in the Golden Boot (not much of a) race. He's also bagged five more goals than Bournemouth have managed as a team this term.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...