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Manchester City vs. Burnley – Football Match Report – March 18, 2023 – ESPN

Unstoppable Erling Haaland He broke the 40-goal barrier in his first season at Manchester City with a hat-trick in his team’s 6-0 FA Cup quarter-final thrashing of Burnley on Saturday.

Fresh off his five-goal salvo against RB Leipzig in midweek, the Norwegian striker once again proved insatiable to demolish the Championship leaders at the Etihad Stadium.

The 22-year-old scored signature goals on 32 and 35 minutes and completed his sixth hat trick of the season when he converted a rebound to end the tie just before the hour.

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He now has a staggering 42 goals for City since joining from Borussia Dortmund in June.

Julián Álvarez then scored twice with a substitute goal cole palmer in between, City went on a rampage to score 13 goals in the week and reach the semi-finals.

It turned out to be a day of punishment for former City hero Vincent Kompany, who guided Burnley to the brink of a swift return to the Premier League after relegation last year.

Haaland is only the sixth player in the Premier League era to score at least 40 goals in all competitions in a season, joining Ruud van Nistelrooy (44), Mohamed Salah (44), Cristiano Ronaldo (42), Andy Cole (41) and harry kane (41).

And with City still in three competitions, it surely won’t be long before he tops 50.

“He can score 50 goals, maybe even 60. It’s crazy,” Premier League record scorer Alan Shearer said on the BBC’s Match of the Day Live studio.

“Haaland is a beast. He is a goal-scoring machine. He lives and breathes goals.”

Haaland was more discreet about his extraordinary statistics.

“It’s been a good couple of last games,” a low-key Haaland, who scored his first FA Cup goals, told BBC Sport. “The 7-0 and 6-0 before the international break is impressive and I am very happy.

“Every goal means a lot to me and every goal for the team means a lot.”

Burnley had actually coped well with City for the first half hour and created some decent chances.

But once Haaland sped into Álvarez’s through ball and touched the ball past Burnley’s onslaught Bailey Peacock-Farrell to break the deadlock the writing was on the wall.

Phil FodenA low cross from Haaland set up Haaland’s second goal and his hat-trick goal came after Foden’s effort hit the post.

Álvarez also impressed and took his goals excellently, while young Palmer’s strike made for a very satisfying day for a city side suddenly looking back on their prime.

The other three FA Cup sixth round ties will take place on Sunday with Manchester United home to Fulham, Sheffield United hosting Blackburn Rovers and Brighton and Hove Albion welcoming fourth-round survivors Grimsby Town. level.