Argentine striker Julián Álvarez, world champion in Qatar 2022, scored two goals this Saturday in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth, in one of the games of the 25th. English Premier League date.
The former attacker from River scored his double -the second with the intervention of the Welsh defender Chris Mepham- (15m PT and 5m ST) and the Norwegian Erling Haaland (29m PT) and the Englishman Phil Foden (45m PT) also appeared. At the end, the Colombian Jefferson Lerma discounted for the local team, which had the Argentine defender Marcos Senesi as the starter.
Álvarez, 23, has scored six goals in twenty games in the Premier League, which he joined at the start of the current season and has an average of one shout every 132 minutes. In the first goal, Álvarez appeared in the position of a net center forward and took advantage of a rebound off the crossbar after a powerful shot from Haaland, he controlled with his chest and pushed the ball in total solitude. And in the second, with his scoring nose, he took the ball inside the area and with a shot that deflected in Mepham overcame the resistance of the Brazilian goalkeeper Neto.
Manchester City also had midfielder Máximo Perrone on the substitute bench, who arrived at the club from Vélez just a month ago and added action for the first time in the last 20 minutes of play, when he replaced the goalscorer Haaland.
Now, Manchester City (55 points) continues close to the leader Arsenal (57), who won against Leicester City 1-0 on the first round, away, with a goal from the Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli (1m. ST).
In addition, at the start of the day, Aston Villa, with a goal from Emiliano Buendía, beat Everton 2-0 as a visitor. The Argentine’s goal came 36 minutes into the second half and settled the game for his team, which had a very good performance from Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez in the goal.