Manchester City Beats West Ham for 5 Consecutive Wins in Opening Season … Holland Scores in 3 Consecutive Games
Manchester United loses 1-3 to Brighton, suffering 2 consecutive losses
Manchester City (hereinafter referred to as Man City) of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL),
where ‘monster goal scorer’ Erling Holland scored goals in three consecutive games,
defeated West Ham United and started their opening five-game winning streak.
Manchester City won 3-1 in the 2023-2024 EPL 5th round away game 온라인카지노
against West Ham held at the London Stadium in London, England on the 17th (Korean time).
As a result, Manchester City won its fifth consecutive win in the opening game,
took the sole lead with 15 points (goal difference +11).
Manchester City is only 2 points behind 2nd place Tottenham Hotspur (13 points, 13 goals, 5 goals conceded)
3rd place Liverpool (13 points, 12 goals, 4 goals conceded).
Tottenham has the same points and goal difference as Liverpool,
but is in second place in terms of goals scored.
On the other hand, West Ham went undefeated in the opening four games (3 wins, 1 draw)
before experiencing their first loss of the season.
West Ham, with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss, ranked 6th.
Against defending champion Manchester City, who had won three consecutive EPL games,
West Ham ended the first half on a good note with James Ward Prowse’s go-ahead header in the 36th minute.
However, Man City staged a comeback in the second half.
One minute after kickoff in the second half, Jeremy Doku received the ball
from the left side and broke through to the left side of the penalty area,
scoring the equalizer with a right-footed shot while surrounded by four defenders.
It was the EPL debut goal of 21-year-old winger Doku,
who joined Manchester City from Stade Rennes (France) on August 24th.
Manchester City, who had balanced the game, swallowed their disappointment in the 7th minute of the second half
when Julian Alvarez’s right-footed free kick hit West Ham’s right post,
but finally in the 31st minute of the second half, Bernardo Silva scored a left-footed goal from right in front of the goal area to turn the tide.
Manchester City’s finishing goal came from last season’s top scorer, Holan.
During a counterattack in the 41st minute of the second half, Holan caught the pass given by Bernardo Silva,
the hero of the comeback goal, on the left side of the penalty area and put a key in the game with a powerful left-footed shot.
It was Holland’s 7th goal of the season and his 3rd consecutive goal.
Holland, who scored two goals in the opening match against Burnley (3-0 win),
was silent in the second round match against Newcastle,
then scored one goal in the third round match against Sheffield (2-1 win) and a hat trick in the fourth round match against Fulham (5-1 win).
He then scored one goal against West Ham that day,
continuing his position as the leading scorer in the EPL.
Meanwhile, Manchester City’s ‘local rival’ Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as Manchester United)
fell to Brighton & Hove Albion and suffered its first consecutive loss of the season.
Manchester United lost 1-3 in the fifth round of the regular season against Brighton,
which ended at Old Trafford, their home stadium, on this day.
Manchester United (2 wins, 3 losses, 6 points), who had been going between wins and losses since the opening game,
lost 1-3 to Arsenal in the 4th round and then collapsed by the same score in the 5th round,
suffering their first consecutive loss of the season and falling to 13th place.
Brighton (4 wins, 1 loss, 12 points) won 2 consecutive wins and rose to 4th place.