City returns to the top after celebrating the goal – Guardiola praises top scorer Guardiol, who scored two goals

City returns to the top after celebrating the goal – Guardiola praises top scorer Guardiol, who scored two goals

(Fulham – Manchester City 0-4) Josko Gvardiol (22) became the biggest player in the match when Erling Braut Haaland left the field scoreless.

– I don't think there is anyone happier than me in the world right now, says Josko Gvardiol to Viaplay.

The Croatian was brought in this summer for 1 billion kroner and is now listed Five goals in the last seven matches In all tournaments.

Manager Pep Guardiola was happy to score the two goals and did not imagine that the Croatian would make such offensive contributions.

– It was completely unexpected. He is an incredible player with both feet, and is usually more comfortable with his right foot, the City manager tells BBC Sport.

However, Guardiola had nothing to complain about about the Croatian's performance.

– In the second half, he was not at his best, then he lost a lot of balls.

Mateo Kovacic also wanted to participate in honoring his compatriot.

-He plays incredibly well. I've known him for a long time, his qualities are amazing. An incredible player and person, Kovacic tells City's private channels.

In extra time, City were awarded a penalty. Then it looked like the 22-year-old wanted to score a hat-trick.

– We discussed whether I should receive the penalty kick. I said I wanted to, but we know who will take the penalties. I'm happy for Julian,” Gvardiol told TNT Sports after the match.

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Phil Foden scored 0-2 and Julian Alvarez added 0-4 to the penalty spot.

Two matches and eight days separate Manchester City from the English Premier League title for the fourth time in a row.

On the other hand, Erling Braut Haaland (23) did not have a full day in front of goal, without coming close to threatening City's victory.

It seems that neither he nor coach Pep Guardiola understands how he wasted this opportunity:

The win means Manchester City will lift the Premier League trophy for the fourth time in a row if they beat Tottenham away on Tuesday, May 14 and West Ham at home on May 19 – regardless of what title rivals Arsenal do.

If so, they will become the first team ever to win the title four consecutive years in England's top flight.

Arsenal, for their part, knows this He should They beat Manchester United away on Sunday afternoon to keep realistic title hopes alive.

Haaland received the most ridiculous chants from the home team's fans, as he was not quite in front of the goal.

Fulham essentially played so low that there were few chances to run in defence.

Graphics: Sofascore.com

Fulham goalkeeper Issa Diop had his fair share of stopping the Norwegian.

It opened up space which Phil Foden took advantage of to score 2-0. Just ten minutes before the end of normal time, Haaland was substituted – scoreless.

Anyway: City wandered into west London and could begin to smell more history in English football.

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Maybe we'll get scenes like this again?

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