Erling Haaland has expressed his delight after scoring twice to inspire City to a 2-0 Premier League victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

The striker broke the deadlock after 71 minutes, blasting in from close-range, before coolly slotting in our second with five minutes left to play to secure three vital points, temporarily taking us top of the table.

The goals are Haaland’s first since November’s draw against Liverpool after missing several weeks with injury and he declared his happiness after getting back on the scoresheet.

“It’s a good feeling, just to play again as well and to start at home, of course it is a good feeling and it is an amazing feeling to win the game,”  he said.

“It’s true, the Club has won 10 games in a row now. I’ve been practicing on my right foot a bit the past few months. 

“I like running through on goal like this [second goal]. I should have done it against Brentford, I did it today, it’s good because that shows improvement.


“We changed small things at half-time. Small details and to keep going and to keep the tempo high because they would get tired. We got the chances, we scored, and we won, that’s the most important thing.

“It’s been horrible [being injured]. I really don’t like it. But, it makes you appreciate more going to training every day, appreciate the meetings before games and the nerves before a game. It makes your mind think differently.

“Now just coming to training I appreciate it so much more because I know how it feels to be without it.”

Haaland’s second of the game and 16th of the league season came from a wonderful through ball from Kevin De Bruyne, who weighted the pass perfectly into Haaland’s stride, before the number nine expertly slotted into the bottom corner.

Haaland is enjoying his partnership with the Belgian and believes their connection comes naturally.

“I try to do the same runs with everyone, but with him it’s a bit more like I know I’m going to get it perfect. I know the ball is going to come. “You can see I don’t even look at the ball for two seconds when he has it because I’m focusing on running towards the goal.

“That’s the difference, nothing bad towards other players, but it’s the small difference of knowing that the ball will come.


“It’s more natural. For me, I watch a lot of football so I already saw for a number of years where he plays the ball and he hasn’t changed anything about where he plays it in the last five years.

“For me it was about coming in and finishing those actions.”