Manchester City’s star striker brings the most precious commodity in football to the world champions

Manchester City’s star striker Erling Haaland did exactly what he was tasked to do against Tottenham last night. He scored a brace, which gave City a precious 2-nil win over Spurs last night. Lost in the criticism of Haaland’s overall game is what his job actually is. It is his job to score goals, and he did that last night to help his team to a precious victory.

Neither of Haaland’s goals last night will make his career highlight reel when his career is over. A tap in and an emphatic penalty sealed victory for the world champions at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night. But when the moment arrived for Erling Haaland to make his mark on the game last night, he was there to make his presence felt. Manchester City’s star striker will score more spectacular goals, but he may not score many more important goals than the two he scored last night.

That’s what Erling Haaland adds to the world champions. He is, without a doubt, the best striker in world football. His mere presence intimidates City’s opponents. When the chances are created for him, he more often than not puts them away. That’s his job, and he does it better than anyone in world football. It was clear to see last night and has been across his Manchester City career.

Manchester City’s star striker has scored 38 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions this season. He is the Premier League’s top scorer with 27 goals this season. His goal scoring numbers have redefined the standards that strikers are measured by. He has now scored 90 goals in 96 appearances for Manchester City, which is a staggering statistic.

Erling Haaland adds the most valuable commodity in world football to the world champions. He scores goals. Goals win games, and that’s what Haaland is at Manchester City to provide. He did exactly that last night as his brace secured the champions a precious victory. If he repeats the dose against West Ham, he may well fire City to a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

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