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Split-second Erling Haaland decision shows he is ready to take next step at Man City

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If it was a 'What Happened Next?' teaser on A Question of Sport, the guessing team would have probably lost a point. Erling Haaland was through on goal, with only the goalkeeper to beat and a couple of defenders trying to make up ground.

With the goalkeeper rushing out, Haaland took a step to his left and looked to have a shot on between defender and 'keeper. On countless occasions this season, Haaland has shot - and probably scored - a chance like that.

You'd put your money on him scoring, especially after spurning a similar chance minutes earlier. Here, though, he passed to an unmarked Phil Foden, who converted to put Manchester City ahead at Brighton on Wednesday. ALSO READ: How Man City's latest first-teamer caught the eye of Guardiola with Scorpion kick and derby wondergoal It was a welcome first goal in five for Foden, but perhaps more significantly it represented an evolution of Haaland's forward play.

An acceptance that maybe he doesn't have to do it all himself. With 52 goals to his name this season, Haaland is starting to give back to his teammates.

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