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City 3-0 Wolves: Stats of the match

City 3-0 Wolves: Stats of the match
It's all about Erling...

The Norwegian scored all three goals on Sunday as City ran out 3-0 winners over Wolves.

He rose high in the box to head home the first goal before converting a penalty and completing his hat-trick with a simple finish.

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With lots of football still to come this season, he was substituted in the 61st minute to a standing ovation from all four corners of the Etihad Stadium.

City were great value for the victory, with 55% possession and 55% of possession.

City had 13 shots and created a total xG of 2.78 while our visitors had 10 shots.

However, with the match at 3-0 for more than half an hour, most of those came as Julen Lopetegui's side tried everything to get back in the game.

Extraordinary Erling

Haaland now has 25 Premier League goals this season, which would be enough to have won or shared the Golden Boot in 15 of the 27 38-match Premier League seasons.

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His fourth Premier League hat-trick came in just 19 appearances, which is 46 quicker than the previous fastest to four hat-tricks who was Ruud van Nistelrooy in 65 games.

With seven home matches to come this season, he now holds the record for most goals at the Etihad Stadium in a single Premier League season with 18.

Most incredibly, Haaland was seemingly not involved in much of the play with just 16 touches of the ball. That is the same as Kalvin Phillips, who only came on in the 77th minute.

He took just four shots, proving his incredible efficiency in front of goal. He has scored his 25 goals so far from 74 shots, more than twice as good as our record scorer Sergio Aguero - who took 150 shots to reach that tally.

He now averages a Premier League goal every 18.24 touches of the ball!


Kevin De Bruyne's cross for Erling Haaland was his 97th Premier League assist. Only four players in the Premier League era have reached 100.

The Belgian has provided more assists in all competitions this season than any other player in Europe's top five leagues (16), with seven of these assists resulting in Erling Haaland goals.

In order to get the best angles, De Bruyne did not spend much time centrally with those positions instead occupied by Rodrigo, Rico Lewis and Ilkay Gundogan.

Much of his play on Sunday came in the channels, as the below heat map demonstrates.

De Bruyne played 40 passes in the match and had an xA (expected assists) of 0.57.

The assist proved to be his only successful cross on the day but his dribbles, long ball and passes into the final third were destructive.

Overall dominance

City played a total of 526 passes and had 13 shots in comparison to our opponents' 409 passes and 10 shots.

Remember, many of those shots came in the closing stages as Wolves desperately tried to get back in the game.

The above graphic shows how many opportunities City had throughout the game. The further left the white line, the more dominant we were at that point.

Our xG was 2.78 (including 0.79 for penalties) compared to Wolves' 0.79 in total.

Premier League stats so far

Erling Haaland's 25 goals is ten more than the league's next best scorer - Harry Kane has 15.

Kevin De Bruyne has 11 assists to his name. Christian Eriksen is the next best in the league with seven.

Ederson's eighth clean sheet moves him joint third in those rankings. It was also the Brazilian's 99th clean sheet in his Premier League career.

In terms of passes, Rodrigo (1,758 passes) has played more than 300 more than anyone else in the Premier League. Brighton's Lewis Dunk has made 1,442.

Our 53 goals is the most in the league - eight more than Arsenal.

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