Man City 6-0 Nottingham: Haaland bags back to back hattrick, Alvarez scores first Premier League goal; Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa: Gunners remain on top >>>

Erling Haaland bagged a hattrick in the opening 45 minutes of Manchester City’s game against Nottingham Forest. The Norwegian forward scored his first goal in the 12 minute courtesy of an assist from Phil Foden. Haaland doubled his tally in the 25th minute before registering a hattrick on the 38th minute. This is the second hattrick for the Norwegian in as many games as he sets a new top flight record of 9 goals in his first 5 Premier League game.

The scoring did not end as Cancelo made it 4 in the second half before Julian Alvarez scored his first Premier League goal and ending the game with a brace.

Arsenal made it 5 wins in a row to remain at the top of the Premier League table. Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the first half. Douglas Luiz equalised in the second half with an emphatic effort but Martinelli made sure Arsenal took all 3 points 3 minutes later.

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Goal! Manchester City 6-0 Nottingham Forest

Alvarez scores for the Blues. Dennis’ free kick was blocked City break and the Argentine fires into the roof of the net

Goal! Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

Arsenal regain the lead almost instantly through Gabriel Martinelli, who turns in Bukayo Saka’s cross at the back post.

Goal! Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa

Douglas Luiz, straight off the bench, whips in a corner and it beats Ramsdale! VAR says no foul!

Goal! Manchester City 5-0 Nottingham Forest

Alvarez makes it five! Mahrez does well to lay it through and the Argentine finishes smartly.

Goal! Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle

Longstaff finds Isak’s run with a brilliant pass and he slams the ball past Alisson and into the top corner.

Goal! Manchester City 4-0 Nottingham Forest

Cancelo with a thunderbolt. Bernardo picks out Cancelo who strikes it beautifully past Henderson.

Second Half

We are off for the second 45 minutes!

Halftime

Goal! Manchester City 3-0 Nottingham Forest

Haaland hat-trick!! Foden heads it across goal, Stones nods it back and who else but Haaland is there to make it three

Goal! Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa

Emi Martinez can’t hold Granit Xhaka’s cross and Gabriel Jesus has a simple finish.

Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Erling Haaland scores his second of the night. He is set to break records in the Premier League!

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Erling Haaland reacts quickest to Phil Foden’s cross and pokes the ball in with his left foot! Get in!

ISAK to make EPL debut against Liverpool

Alexander Isak was only given the green light to play tonight earlier today – and he is thrown straight in from the start. Ryan Fraser also comes into Newcastle’s forward line but there is no Allan Saint-Maximin after he hobbled off at the end of Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves.

Chris Wood drops to the bench. Jamaal Lascelles is handed his first minutes of the season as Matt Targett also comes into the defence as Fabian Schar and Sven Botman make way.

Kick Off

And so it begins at the Emirates!

STARTING XI -Arsenal vs Aston Villa

As expected, Albert Sambi Lokonga replaces the injured Mohamed Elneny in the Arsenal XI. Steven Gerrard has made three changes to his Aston Villa side with another new formation in the offing.

Team News

Arsenal will likely still be without both Oleksandr Zinchenko and Thomas Partey, after the pair were surprise injury absences against Fulham. Mohamed Elneny has also been ruled out with a hamstring issue.

Aston Villa have no fresh injury concerns, though Tyrone Mings will be assessed ahead of the game after being struck down by illness. Diego Carlos is out for the foreseeable.

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