Haaland Reveals Why He Did Not Celebrate His Goals Against Leeds

December 29th, 2022

Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland, has revealed he didn’t celebrate his two goals against Leeds United, because he has “respect” for the club after being born in the city

Haaland’s brace takes him up to 20 goals for the season, as City won 3-1 at Elland Road.

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His first was a simple tap-in after Jack Grealish stole the ball off Robin Koch.

Grealish was also the provider for Haaland’s second, as the Norway striker played a one-two with him before finishing with his weaker right foot.

However, Haaland, who was born in Leeds in 2000, chose to do a muted celebration for both goals.

He told VG:

“It was planned. I did not feel like celebrating. I was born in Leeds and have respect for the club.

“Mum and dad were at the stadium. That is special. When I was little I had a Leeds kit with Eirik Bakke on the back and a City kit with my dad’s name.”