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Erling Haaland put together a festival of goals and Manchester City advanced to the quarterfinals

Erling Haaland put together a festival of goals and Manchester City advanced to the quarterfinals
February 27, 2024 – 20:34

Pep Guardiola’s team beat Luton Town 6-2 as a visitor, with 5 goals from Erling Haaland, who made way for Julián Álvarez in the 31st minute of ST.

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Manchester Citycurrent champion of the FA Cupadvanced to the quarterfinals after winning 6-2 as a visitor to Luton Townwith five goals from the Norwegian Erling Haalandassisted on four occasions by the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne. The Croatian Matthew Kovacic closed the visitor’s rout, in which Julian Alvarez He entered in the second half for the European striker.

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Manchester Citywho achieved a historic triplet last season (FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League), maintains its expectations to repeat the feat this year, since they are second in the English tournament, just one point behind the leader Liverpool and in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Besides, Pep Guardiola was able to celebrate another great performance by the duo made up of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruynetwo key pieces in the scheme of the Manchester Cityabsent due to injury for several months this season, but who showed in Luton to be in top form.

Manchester City hit from the start

Three minutes into the game, the Belgian received in the area, ran to the baseline and placed a low pass to the penalty spot, where Erling Haaland appeared to open the scoring. The next two goals were quite similar to each other: a pass into the hole by the Belgian midfielder, a run by the Norwegian striker and a determined face-to-face against the Dutch goalkeeper. Tim Krul.

Not everything was good news for Manchester City, as Jack Grealish He had to be substituted before half-time due to injury, and burst into tears on the bench out of frustration. A few minutes after Grealish’s departure, Clark recovered a ball in the ‘Citizen’ area and, without thinking too much, placed the ball in the top corner to reduce the gap.

The English midfielder once again dressed as a hero at the start of the second half, with a powerful shot in the area that encouraged the home crowd with the hope of a comeback, but Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland They met again in the area before the Norwegian scored a fifth goal, this time served by Bernard Silva.

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With the game already decided and the score increased, Kovacic closed the result with a powerful shot. The Norwegian scorer left 31 minutes into the second half: the Argentine world champion entered in his place Julian Alvarez.

FA Cup: Senesi’s Bournemouth eliminated

In another of the matches played on Tuesday, the Bournemouthwith the Argentine defender Marcos Senesi (former San Lorenzo) as a starter, was eliminated against Leicestera team that currently plays in the championship (English 2nd division). After a goalless draw in regulation time, the ‘Foxes’ won 1-0 in extra time with a goal from the Ghanaian Issahaku Fatawu.

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Argentine defender Marcos Senesi (former San Lorenzo) was eliminated with Bournemouth in the round of 16 of the FA Cup.

Argentine defender Marcos Senesi (former San Lorenzo) was eliminated with Bournemouth in the round of 16 of the FA Cup.

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The highlight of the fifth round will be played on Wednesday: the Liverpool receives the Southampton (from 5 p.m. -Argentine time- on ESPN), the Chelsea to the Leeds United (from 4:30 p.m.) and the Manchester United will visit Nottingham Forest (from 4:45 p.m.). At that same time, there will be another duel between teams of Premier Leaguewith the crossing between Wolverhampton and Brighton.

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