Erling Haaland likened to the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo

Erling Haaland leap
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Erling Haaland was back to his best as he scored four goals in Manchester City’s 5-1 victory over Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

Jamie Carragher has likened Erling Haaland’s second goal to Cristiano Ronaldo during his first-half hat-trick against Wolves.

Haaland slotted home a penalty after 12 minutes to open the scoring at the Etihad. For his second goal, the Norwegian produced a magnificent leap to head home Rodri’s cross at the back post.

City were awarded another penalty just before half-time as Nelson Semedo fouled Haaland and the Norway striker netted yet again to make it a first-half hat-trick.

Jamie Redknapp hailed Erling Haaland’s leap for his goal, while fellow pundit Carragher went even further in his praise as he likened it to that of Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Wolves were not quite organised, a delightful cross from Rodri and Haaland’s leap is unstoppable,” Carragher said on commentary duties for Sky Sports.

“[Haaland’s second goal was] Cristiano Ronaldo-like, and he finds the far corner.”