Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers was photographed asking Manchester City star Erling Haaland for his shirt after his team was defeated by the Blues on Sunday..
The two forwards had diametrically opposed Premier League afternoons in Manchester. Haaland once again stole the show for City, scoring a hat-trick as the Blues defeated their West Midlands opponents 3-0.
As for Jimenez, he struggled to make an impact at the Etihad Stadium and was replaced at halftime by Julen Lopetegui as they looked to turn things around. Wolves’ defeat kept them firmly in the relegation dogfight, with goal difference keeping them just above the drop zone..
Despite the fact that his team had a disappointing day, the 31-year-old was filmed by Manchester City’s tunnel cam asking City’s Norwegian superstar for his shirt after the game. Before shaking hands with his fellow forward, Haaland accepted the request..
Throughout the day on Sunday, the 22-year-old proved to be a popular figure. Mascots were seen waiting in the tunnel before kickoff, chanting his name as the players emerged for warm-ups..
With his hat-trick this weekend, Haaland surpassed last season’s Golden Boot winning total for Premier League goals scored. Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur won the award last season with 23 goals, while Haaland already has 25..
His season total stands at 31, with five goals in the Champions League and one in the Carabao Cup.
The FA Cup returns to Manchester City on Friday night when they host Arsenal.
The Gunners lead the Blues by five points in the Premier League despite having played one fewer game. If the game is still tied after 90 minutes on Friday, it will be replayed.
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