Erling Haaland Opens His Goalscoring Account for Man City on His Premier League Debut

Erling Haaland Opens His Goalscoring Account for Man City on His Premier League Debut

  • Man City striker Erling-Braut Haaland needed only 36 minutes to score on his Premier League debut
  • The 22-year-old Norwegian international came under serious scrutiny for missing sitters in Man City's loss to Liverpool in the Community Shield
  • He has now scored a debut goal in the Norwegian Football Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup and now the Premier League

New Manchester City striker Erling-Braut Haaland is up and running as he broke his goalscoring duck in a competitive game since his arrival this summer.

Exactly eight days after Man City's loss to Liverpool in the traditional Premier League curtain-raiser, Community Shield, Haaland was singled out for criticism after he missed gilt-edge opportunities in the fixture.

The former Dortmund marksman missed a golden opportunity at the death of the game to reduce the deficit for the Cityzens as Liverpool snatched the first silverware of the season.

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Erling Haaland performed his yoga celebration after he scored on his Premier League debut. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

But the 22-year-old forward rose to the billing in Man City's Premier League opener at West Ham when he scored via the penalty spot to open his goal-scoring account on his Premier League debut.

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Haaland was fouled in the box and elected himself to take the penalty, which the Norwegian dispatched expertly.

He then performed his trademark yoga celebration and even gave the West Ham fans the shushing treatment.

Haaland's goal continues his record of scoring on his debut in competitions, having immediately got off the mark in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League.

Erling Haaland insists his best is yet to come

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Erling-Braut Haaland has aimed a thinly-veiled warning to his naysayers as the former Borussia Dortmund marksman insists his best is yet to come.

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At the tender age of 22, the Norwegian forward scored a stunning 86 goals in just 89 matches across all competitions for the German side before his arrival in England.

He performed below par in the Community Shield, missing gilt-edge chances contrary to his usual efficient self as Manchester City stumbled to a 3-1 loss in the Premier League's traditional curtain-raiser.