August 08, 2022

Erling Haaland Makes Double Goal EPL Debut

Striker Erling Haaland has impressed Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola by scoring two goals against West Ham on Sunday, 7 August.

Amongst the many teams playing each other during the opening weekend of the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL) season, Man City found themselves testing their strength against West Ham at London Stadium, England.

Fans were concerned about Haaland when he failed to impress during his debut during a match against Liverpool at the Football Association Community Shield on 30 July, whereby he Citizens lost by 3-1.

However, the 22-year-old Norwegian striker made a comeback on Sunday, scoring twice in the club’s 2-0 win against the Hammers.

Haaland earned the first (penalty) goal of the match at the 36th minute, when he sent Hammers goalkeeper Alphonse Areola flying the wrong way with some quick footwork. 

The second goal was scored at the 65th minute with an assist from his teammate, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

A smiling Guardiola praised Haaland after the match, saying: “One week ago, he could not adapt in the Premier League. Now, he is alongside Titi Henry, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.”

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