Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, was full of praise for his striker, Erling Haaland, on a night when City returned to the top of the Premier League table and the Norwegian went to the top of the all-time scoring charts for goals scored in a season.
Nathan Ake had opened the scoring for the hosts on 49 minutes against a stubborn West Ham, before Jack Grealish released Haaland and he did the rest, dinking a perfect chip over the oncoming Lukasz Fabianski.
It was his 35th Premier League goal of the season, taking him one clear of the 34-goal mark set by Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole back in the 1990s.
Phil Foden completed the rout but the day belonged to Haaland, someone that Guardiola described as ‘a unique person’ and noted his achievement as ‘unbelievable.’
“Unbelievable, he is a unique person.” ?
Pep Guardiola praises his star striker, Erling Haaland ? pic.twitter.com/xzlLg5wd6Y
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 3, 2023
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