EPL: Haaland’s brace sends Manchester City top, as Everton face relegation crisis

Manchester City picked a crucial win against Everton at the Etihad stadium, courtesy of Erling Haaland’s second-half brace.

The win propelled City to the top of the Premier League table, while Everton find themselves in a deep relegation crisis.

Haaland’s goals, his first since returning from a foot injury in December, proved to be the match decider for their temporary top spot claims.

Kevin de Bruyne who also recently returned to form after a lengthy injury layoff, played a vital role in setting up Haaland’s second goal.

EPL: Haaland’s brace sends Manchester City top, as Everton face relegation crisis
Haaland nets double to give Man City 2-0 win against Everton – Getty image

With Haaland and De Bruyne back in form, City are gradually regaining their usual formidable strength for the final stretch of the Premier League season.

Despite dominating possession from the start, City struggled to break down Everton’s defense in the first half.

However, De Bruyne’s introduction in the second half injected energy into City’s play.