Erling Haaland hailed belief and endeavour as Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Saturday.
City knew that the deal could be sealed before their kick-off against Chelsea on Sunday – should Arsenal fall to defeat at Nottingham Forest. And Mikel Arteta’s men did just that, with Taiwo Awoniyi’s first-half strike proving enough for Forest to see off the Gunners at the City Ground.
It has been a blistering second half to the season from City, who have gone on another remarkable winning streak and never looked back – while booking their places in the final of the Champions League and FA Cup too. Haaland’s presence in the front line has taken City to a new level, with him scoring 52 goals in all competitions for his club.
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The Norwegian will hope to add to that tally against Frank Lampard’s men and claim at least one more trophy before the 2022/23 campaign draws to a close. For now, though, helping City pick up their fifth Premier League title under Guardiola – and third in succession – will do nicely.
It means Haaland has won the Premier League title at the first time of asking following his £54million move from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund last summer.
And the striker has now reacted on Instagram to winning his first league title in England, posting: “Always give your best. Always believe. It pays off. C’MON CITY!”