Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his third of the game for City. Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images
Erling Haaland silenced his critics by netting a hat trick as Manchester City claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves on Sunday at the Etihad.
The forward broke the deadlock just before half time connecting with a cross from midfielder
Kevin De Bruyne to head the ball in, before stepping up to double the home side’s lead with a penalty in the 50th minute after Ilkay Gundogan was tripped by Ruben Neves.
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Just a few minutes later, Haaland made it three slotting home a pass from
Riyad Mahrez into the bottom left corner of the goal past Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.
The strike took the Norway international to 25 goals this season, two more than either
Son Heung-Min or Mohamed Salah scored as the Premier League joint-top scorers last season.
The win keeps City second in the table knocking on the heels of leaders
Arsenal, with the London club set to play Manchester United later on Sunday.