West Ham 0-2 Man City: Erling Haaland scores twice as Man City turn on style



Erling Haaland is fouled by Alphonse Areola
Haaland became the first player to score a penalty on his Premier League debut since Jorginho for Chelsea against Huddersfield in August 2018

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.

He was on as substitute for injured Lukasz Fabianski but was helpless when Haaland wrapped up City’s win 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.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  2. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  3. Squad number2Player nameJohnson

  4. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  5. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

  8. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  9. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

  10. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  11. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

  1. Squad number7Player nameScamacca

  2. Squad number12Player nameDownes

  3. Squad number13Player nameAreola

  4. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

  5. Squad number32Player nameCoventry

Line-ups

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1FabianskiSubstituted forAreolaat 29′minutes
  • 5Coufal
  • 2Johnson
  • 4Zouma
  • 3Cresswell
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenSubstituted forDownesat 90+2′minutes
  • 10LanziniSubstituted forBenrahmaat 57′minutes
  • 8FornalsSubstituted forCoventryat 90+2′minutes
  • 9AntonioSubstituted forScamaccaat 57′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Scamacca
  • 11Vlasic
  • 12Downes
  • 13Areola
  • 22Benrahma
  • 32Coventry
  • 35Randolph
  • 40Oko-Flex
  • 50Ashby

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 6Aké
  • 7CanceloBooked at 45mins
  • 17De BruyneSubstituted forPalmerat 88′minutes
  • 16RodriSubstituted forPhillipsat 89′minutes
  • 8GündoganSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 78′minutes
  • 47FodenSubstituted forMahrezat 88′minutes
  • 9HaalandSubstituted forÁlvarezat 78′minutes
  • 10Grealish

Substitutes

  • 4Phillips
  • 5Stones
  • 18Ortega
  • 19Álvarez
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 26Mahrez
  • 80Palmer
  • 82Lewis
  • 97Wilson-Esbrand

Referee:
Michael Oliver

Attendance:
62,443

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