Jamie Carragher highlights 'interesting' Erling Haaland reaction amid Man City Premier League title verdict

Erling Haaland cut a frustrated figure after missing a number of chances for Manchester City against Chelsea.

Jamie Carragher believes Erling Haaland has never experienced the level of frustration that he did during Manchester City's 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday.

Haaland squandered a number of golden chances at the Etihad as his side dropped two valuable points in the title race. City dominated the game after going 1-0 down to a Raheem Sterling goal but saw opportunities come and go on a hugely frustrating afternoon, up until Rodri fired home a late equaliser.

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Usually so clinical in front of goal, the inability of Haaland to find the net weighed on the Norwegian who, after the full-time whistle, swiped away a Sky Sports camera and left the pitch with his shirt over his head. The Norwegian was visibly furious and Carragher could see why.

Pep Guardiola made a comment last week, after the Everton game he was speaking about his body language in a game when hadn’t scored, talking about the Brentford game when he missed a couple of chances,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “Guardiola said he felt he saw that in the first-half against Everton - obviously he scored two goals in the second-half.

“It was interesting seeing him at the end of the game with the camera, because people talk about the ‘team winning and that's all that matters’ but he'll be going home tonight - he probably never had an afternoon like this in a Manchester City shirt where he's actually missed a few chances.”

The result capped off a tough day for City, who had seen Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal cruise to victory over Brentford and Burnley respectively earlier in the day. Guardiola's side have a game in hand but are now four points off the top - although Carragher insists there is still plenty of time for more twists and turns.

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“I think it's more for Liverpool and Arsenal to give them belief that this City team can drop points,” the former defender added. “I don't think it's the end of the world for Manchester City today. There's still so long to go. All three teams going for the title have to just get to that last international break, to make sure they are still in a great position. 

“Who knows when the run-in starts, whether it be now or after the international break. March and April is when it really hurts you a lot more when you drop points. Tonight is not really about City, it's about the other two teams thinking ‘okay, we could be in this right until the end’.”