'Weird': Erling Haaland shares what he told Man City's players in the dressing room after facing Leeds last night
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'Weird': Erling Haaland shares what he told Man City's players in the dressing room after facing Leeds last night

Erling Haaland continued his incredible scoring record for Manchester City last night as they defeated Leeds United.

His brace after Rodri’s goal in the first-half meant Pep Guardiola’s side kept up the pressure on table-topping Arsenal.

Speaking to the club’s official website after the match, Haaland was delighted with his side’s victory.

The Norwegian has a special connection with Elland Road, having watched his father play for the club.

His celebrations were notably subdued compared to normal, as a sign of respect for Leeds.

Haaland has now reached 20 league goals, an incredible figure after only 14 matches this season.

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It was also a welcome return to form for Jack Grealish, who provided both assists for the forward.

After playing a bit-part for much of the season, and not being first choice for England at the World Cup, he certainly had a point to prove.

Haaland has now shared what he said in the dressing room after scoring against Leeds last night.

The 22-year-old was aware of just how special a moment it was, but still harsh on his own performance in front of goal.

Haaland shares his thought after scoring against Leeds

Speaking to the club’s official website, Haaland said: “I have to say it’s special. It’s a really special moment in my career. It’s really weird, it’s in my craziest fantasy, to score for City against Leeds.

“I just said it inside, I could have scored five. But we won, that’s the most important. We have to hunt Arsenal.”

Hunting down Arsenal will certainly be one of Haaland’s biggest challenges at Man City this season.

The Gunners look set to add Mykhaylo Mudryk to their ranks as they look to consolidate their lead.

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Arsenal have also lost their first-choice forward Gabriel Jesus to injury, with Eddie Nketiah tasked with taking up the mantle.

After seeing Haaland score against Leeds last night, the Norwegian has already shown the mid-season break has had no effect on his form.

The 22-year-old is set to be one of the players who eventually decides the destination of the Premier League title this season.  

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