In a hard-fought encounter at the Etihad Stadium, the Cityzens emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over Sean Dyche’s side. It took them 70 minutes to break the deadlock, with Haaland unleashing a fierce strike from inside the box. Later, he capitalized on a pass from Kevin De Bruyne, brushing aside Jarrod Branthwaite to net his second goal in the 85th minute.
For Haaland, it marked his first goal since November, following a foot injury in December. After the match, he expressed his joy at returning to action and getting back on the scoresheet, stating (via Telegraph):
“It’s a fantastic feeling. It’s fantastic to be back, and it’s also good to keep on winning. That’s important and we have to keep going. We have already been on quite a good run. It is a good thing to start to click now. That’s never bad. You win things in the next few months, so we keep going.”
Haaland also discussed Manchester City’s significant victory against a resilient Everton side, remarking:
“Back to normal finally. It’s good to be back to normal. We knew how the game was going to be and they were going to make it difficult for us. But we knew if we trusted ourselves, it was going to be difficult for [Everton]. That’s what we did and in the end, it was fantastic to win.”
With his brace, Haaland has now amassed 21 goals and six assists in 25 games across competitions for Manchester City this season, maintaining his lead in the Premier League goal scoring charts with 16 goals.