|Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish celebrate after combining to score against Wolves on Saturday at the Molineux. It ended 3-0. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
The fear of Erling Haaland must be the order of the day in England with the Norwegian netting fourteen goals so far for the champions in just ten games in total.
Back-to-back hattricks against Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest and a goal at least in all of his premier league away games explain why he doesn’t only top the golden boot race but certainly confirms he is here to stay as a proven goal scorer.
The Cityzens surged to the top on Saturday after an efficient 3-0 win over Wolves but returned to second spot after Arsenal matched their result away to the Bees on Sunday. The league table is shaping up after eight game weeks which includes a suspended game week seven due to the Queen’s death.
Who can stop Manchester City? As it stands, it’s hard to see any team with Liverpool struggling for identity and Chelsea transiting between owners and managers; you may want to make a case for Arsenal but do you want to give them time?
Priorities may eventually affect the champions but they may be unassailable at that time; the UEFA Champions League is the dream for Pep Guardiola and City, now or never it is for them with Haaland in town and firing on all cylinders.
The win over Wolves is another testament that City can do their business without activating the second gear; it was more of a Kevin De Bruyne masterclass than anything else but boy, don’t you envy Guardiola and the ridiculous level of talents at his disposal?