Unknown monster instinct… Halan’s Man City beat Arsenal 4-1
The two teams are competing fiercely for the English Premier League (EPL) championship cup in the 2022-2023 season. ‘No. 1’ Arsenal, who is trying to win the EPL for the first time in 19 years, and ‘No. 2’ Manchester City (Man City), who are aiming for their third consecutive league title. With the league nearing its end, Manchester City beat Arsenal in the de facto ‘championship match’ and increased the chances of winning. ‘Monster striker’ Elling Hollan (23) contributed to Man City’s challenge to win the championship by writing a new history of ‘the most goals in a single season in the EPL 38 game system’.
Man City won 4-1 in the EPL Round 33 home match against Arsenal held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 27th. The ‘duo’ responsible for Man City’s attack shone. ‘Commander’ Kevin Debrawiner (31) made a big success with 2 goals and 1 help, and Hollan scored 1 goal and 2 assists.
Man City has accumulated 73 points (23 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses) with 7 consecutive wins, and Arsenal (75 points), which has been sluggish in the last 4 games (3 draws and 1 loss), allowed Man City to pursue with 2 points. Manchester City are in a much better position as they have played two games less than Arsenal. Opta, a statistics company, analyzed the probability of Man City’s come-from-behind victory as 92.1%. Man City will rise to the top if they win the game against Fulham scheduled for the 30th.
In the recent league, Man City was on the rise and Arsenal was on the decline, so the match on this day was predicted to be Man City’s advantage. Moreover, Man City has won 11 consecutive wins since 2017 against Arsenal in the league. In fact, Man City has consistently overpowered Arsenal.
In the 7th minute of the first halfㅋㅋㅋ벳, De Bruyne, who received a pass from Hollan, dribbled from the opponent’s midfield to bypass the defenders and shook the net with a powerful mid-range shot from the right side of the penalty arc. De Bruyne, who scored the opening goal, took himself as a helper this time. He took a free kick in extra time in the first half and helped John Stones’ header.
In the 9th minute of the second half, Manchester City scored an additional goal. The player who scored the goal was De Bruyne again. In a counterattack situation caused by an opponent’s mistake, De Bruyne completed a multi-goal by knocking the goalkeeper out of his hands with a half-time quick shot of the ball given by Hollan near the penalty arc. Arsenal’s pursuit goal by Rob Holding came in the 41st minute of the second half, but it was too late to turn the game around.
Rather, in the second half of extra time, Hollan scored a historic goal. Haalan, who received Phil Foden’s pass from the front of the penalty area, finished the win with a left-footed shot. At the end of the second half, he untied his tied hair and roared with his long blonde hair flowing after he succeeded in scoring.
Hollan, who scored his 33rd goal in the league with this goal, surpassed Muhammad Salah (Liverpool) and achieved the ‘most goals in a single season in the EPL 38 game system’. Launched in 1992, the EPL operated under the system of ’22 teams, 42 games’, but changed to a system of 20 teams, 38 games from the 1995-1996 season. Salach scored 32 goals in the 2017-2018 season league. Hollan scored a multi-goal in the 31st round, standing shoulder to shoulder with Salach, and then set a new record with his left foot that day. Ahead of this season, Halan, who changed from Dortmund to Manchester City in the German Bundesliga, achieved feats from his first season in the EPL.
The most goals in a season in the 42-game system are Andy Cole (1993-1994 season) and Alan Shearer (1994-1995 season) with 34 goals. They are the representative legends of the EPL. As there are still 7 league games left, it is noteworthy whether Hollan will go beyond them and reach the ’40 goal’.
“Before the match, the championship was in Arsenal’s hands, but now it’s in our hands,” Guardiola said in an interview after the game. I will play the remaining 7 games with this attitude.” He said, “Halan always tries to contribute to the work of developing an attack. Haalan is doing really well,” he praised Haalan, who achieved a great record.