August 8, 2022.
Erling Haaland opened his Manchester City goal account and demonstrated the huge threat he will pose this season as the champions began the Defence of their premier league crown in impressive fashion at west ham united.
The brilliant 22-year-old Norwegian striker delivered exactly what city manager Pep Guardiola wanted following his summer signing from Borussia Dortmund when he gave city the lead from the penalty spot nine minutes before half-time, after he was brought down by west ham’s substitute goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
Who was helpless when Haaland wrapped up city’s second goal after 65 minutes with a composed left-foot finish from Kevin de Bruyne’s perfect pass.
City won at a canter against a strangely passive west ham, who barely threatened after a brief opening burst, spending long spells out of possession as the champions exerted almost complete command.