Areola, who gave Man City their first goal just seven minutes into their run, fouled Dortmund’s big summer arrival by coming off his line and diving recklessly, resulting in a penalty the forward scored. Manchester City’s marquee signing, Erling Haaland, rose to tap home the penalty, his calm finish sending Alphonse Areola the wrong way, giving Manchester City the lead they deserve after a thoroughly dominating first half that saw West Ham rarely able to get out of their penalty area. Racing behind Kevin De Bruyne’s deflection-splitting pass, Erling Haaland got his body out and beat Hammers replacement keeper Alphonse Areola with a left-footed shot in the far corner to cap off the victory for Man City.
Erling Haaland then doubled down on his energetic debut performance, firing home Kevin De Bruyne’s precise, point-blank pass in the 65th minute to secure the well-deserved victory. The way Erling Haaland latched on to a lovely pass from De Bruyne for his second goal would also have any City fan salivating. Meanwhile, Erling Haaland’s second was the ultimate goalscoring strikers strike, highlighting his pace, movement, and unnerving ability to beat the goalkeeper in one-on-one situations. Erling Haaland picked the ball up straight away and marched directly towards the box, then calmly dispatched a sublime point-blank shot into the lower-left corner of the net to cap off his Premier League debut in style.
Erling Haaland scored a superb brace in his Premier League debut as Manchester City’s title defence got off to a blazing start against West Ham. The goal saw Erling Haaland become the second Manchester City player to net a brace in their Premier League debut, following Sergio Aguero in August 2011. Haaland scored both goals as City launched a successful defence of the title, with their signing of the star showing that he will be a tremendous asset for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Declan Rice had an impressive season for West Ham as they reached the Europa League semi-finals final last season, and he was again the vital thing man for David Moyes’ group against Man City. In an effort to turn around West Ham’s situation, manager David Moyes substituted Said Benrahma and newly acquired Gianluca Scamacca just before the hour mark. However, Haaland doubled City’s lead minutes later, and the visitor efficiently completed the victory. However, the subs impacted the field and gave some trouble to the City defence.
Manchester City looked very strong in the title defence last season, they won the league without having a striker upfront, and this season they have one of the hottest young strikers in the team. Pep also subbed him in the later stages of the game and put on the other new signing Alvarez who also showed what he is capable of in the short cameo