LONDON (AP) — With Manchester City comfortably on its way to another big Premier League victory, the only question still with an hour left in the game was whether Erling Haaland would come up with the goals.
Of course he would.
Haaland scored his 15th league goal of the season in the 65th minute of Saturday’s 4-0 win over Southampton, extending the Norwegian striker’s impressive scoring streak in all competitions. Converted to 10 straight games.
The win moved them two points clear of Arsenal ahead of the Gunners’ game against Liverpool on Sunday, with Pep Guardiola’s side the only Premier League side still unbeaten after nine rounds.
Holland is in such prolific form that going more than 60 minutes without a goal is enough to raise eyebrows these days. His team-mates were happy to fill the void, though, with Jose Cancelo and Phil Foden making it 2-0 by half-time before Riyad Mahrez scored the third in the 49th.
And after Haaland missed a couple of chances that normally take him away, he showed again that he simply cannot be contained. Kinslow curled the ball back from the left and Holland hit the back of the net first time for his 20th goal in just 13 appearances for City in all competitions. He has gone scoreless in just one game all season.
Chelsea continued their recent run under Graham Potter, beating manager-less Wolverhampton 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
American forward Christian Polsek made a rare start by making it 2-0 in the 54th minute, after Kai Hartz opened the scoring in first-half injury time. Armando Bruja added the third.
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa made his debut for Wolves but had little impact on the game before coming off less than an hour later – earning huge applause from the home crowd.
Newcastle moved up to fifth place provisionally with a 5-1 win over Brentford. Newcastle then signed Alexander Isak without an injury record but he narrowly missed out as the attack took Brentford apart at times, with Bruno Guimaraes scoring twice.
Also, Bournemouth came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 at home to see off their potential new boss. American businessman Bill Foley stood at the Vitality Stadium amid reports he is close to completing a takeover of the club.
Brighton hosted Tottenham late in the game.