Westham 0-2 Manchester city: Erling Haaland nets brace on EPL debut as Man City thrash West Ham

Erling Haaland got his Manchester City career off to the perfect start as he scored twice in the Blues’ win over West Ham at the London Stadium.

City won the league without a recognised genuine centre-forward last season but lacked a killer instinct in front of goal at times, and Haaland was signed for £51million to address that issue.

The Norwegian won and converted a penalty in the first half, before doubling City’s lead after the break, finishing coolly after Kevin De Bruyne’s excellent through ball, and celebrating in front of the City away section, where father Alf-Inge was supporting from.

Haaland was denied the chance to complete his hat-trick by manager Pep Guardiola, who opted to rest his new star striker and give Julian Alvarez minutes in the closing stages.

Next up for City is a home game against Bournemouth next Saturday.

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