MAN CITY: ERLING HAALAND EQUALS SERGIO AGÜERO’S RECORD WITH PL BRACE
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland entered the club’s history books for his remarkable contribution in inspiring the club to a win over West Ham in their first Premier League game of the season. The 22-year-old Norwegian striker scored twice in his debut to match Sergio Aguero’s feat as the only player to hit a brace in his league debut for the Citizens.
Haaland made no mistake from 12 yards to put Man City in the driving seat and kept his tradition of scoring in his debuts intact, having previously done same in the the Bundesliga and the Champions League. His second goal of the night which arrived in the 65th minute was a thing of beauty, breaking away from the West Ham defense and race onto Kevin De Bruyne’s exquisite through-ball to bury home Man City second.
While it is early days yet, Erling Haaland sits alongside Aleksandr Mitrovic and Pascal Gross as the only three players to have scored a brace for their respective clubs in the first round of Premier League matches. Haaland will be very eager to make a huge impression on his first season in the English Premier League following his blockbuster move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and City fans can’t wait for that to happen.