Oscar Bobb has paid tribute to teammate Erling Haaland after the striker's second half goal earned City a crucial 1-0 Premier League victory over Brentford.

The striker scored his 22nd goal across all competitions this season to help Pep Guardiola‘s side to a vital three points in the title race.

The win means we are now unbeaten in our last 48 midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) games at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League, and it is only the third instance of one team beating another twice in the same calendar month in the Premier League, after we beat Brentford 3-1 earlier this month.


Haaland leads the Golden Boot race with 17 league goals, two ahead of Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, whose advantage at the top of the table has been cut to just one point.

Norwegian Bobb had high praise for his compatriot.

“He’s the best in the world,” he said.

“He’s only three years older than me but it’s crazy to play with one of the greats.

“We were up against a very good team and we had some good chances that usually we would score. It was a tough opponent.”

Bobb made his full Premier League debut under the floodlights at the Etihad, after previously making seven substitute appearances in the league.

The youngster was elated after his achievement and stressed the importance of being surrounded by a squad with a winning mentality.


“It was great [first Premier League start]. It’s another step and I’m very happy with the win.

“With the players who have been there and done it, you can’t be around better players with the spirit in the squad.”