Premier League: “A great moment for me”, Haaland scores twice and starts strong with Manchester City

The Erling Haaland machine is already launched. Silent for his first official match with Manchester City on July 30 in the Community Shield lost to Liverpool (3-1), the Norwegian striker scored his first two goals with the Cityzens for the opening of the Premier League season on Sunday. in their 0-2 win at West Ham.

Established at the forefront of the Mancunian attack by Pep Guardiola, surrounded by Phil Foden and Jack Grealish, the Scandinavian cyborg quickly appeared confident, eager to be dangerous. And it was a former Parisian, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who gave him the perfect opportunity to get started.

Coming to replace the holder Lukasz Fabianski, injured shortly before half an hour, the French goalkeeper – definitively ceded this summer by PSG – has, on his first intervention of the match, broke Haaland (35th). Offering the 22-year-old Norwegian the opportunity to open his goal counter with Manchester City in the Championship (0-1, 36th). “It’s a great moment for me, it’s all I could hope for,” said the Norwegian. We have to keep working. »

Owen: “All the defenses of the Championship can be worried”

“It’s a machine. If that’s how it is, all the defenses of the Championship can be worried, ”tweeted Michael Owen, rave about him.

This one was not mistaken since the former Dortmund prodigy split a double then, perfectly launched in depth by Kevin De Bruyne (0-2, 65th). Before giving way in the last quarter of an hour to Julian Alvarez, almost unhappy not to have scored yet. He who had scored a hat-trick in his first career match with Borussia Dortmund.

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