Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Haaland scores two goals in Man City's PL opener

Written by 
Published in Soccer
Sunday, 07 August 2022 12:56

Erling Haaland scored a brace on his Premier League debut as Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Haaland, who has scored his side's opener for the third season in a row, scored from a penalty in the first half and then a made a well-timed run in the second half for his second goal.

- Premier League team-by-team guide and burning questions
- O'Hanlon: Ranking the Premier League's best players (E+)
- Premier League kit ranking: Which jerseys are 2022-23's best?
- Ogden: Haaland's brilliant debut, Gundogan dazzles

"It was good. [It was a] good start, there is nothing much to say other than that, and it was 2-0. Good to get some minutes in the legs early in the season and we have to keep going," Haaland said after the game.

"As expected, we saw the potential against Bayern [Munich in preseason] and it was a bit down against Liverpool. It will come with games; it should have been more today."

It was a horror start for substitute goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who replaced Lukasz Fabianski on 29 minutes.

He gave away the penalty just six minutes later. Haaland arrived in the box and the goalkeeper mistimed his challenge for the ball, taking out the 22-year-old.

Haaland stepped up to take the penalty and fired it into the far left of the net, sending Areola the wrong way.

His second goal came from a sublime pass from midfield from Kevin De Bruyne, who put the ball in behind the West Ham defence. Haaland ran onto it and slid it across Areola and into the far corner.

"Yes. I should have been there [to connect with Ilkay Gundogan's cross]. It's about the connections we do every day in training and practicing, so we get better and this will come," Haaland added when asked if he should have scored more than two goals.

"There were some good celebrations, so I'm happy. Nice that he [his father, Alfie] saw both goals as it is a big moment for me as a debutant in this competition.

"Also now it is almost 30 minutes since I scored the last goal, so I have to keep going."

Read 43 times

Soccer

Chicharito's goals, minutes trigger Galaxy renewal

Chicharito's goals, minutes trigger Galaxy renewal

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez said Thursday he will be back with the LA Galaxy next season after mee...

MLS Cup playoffs: Who can clinch, who has work and what's at stake in Week 33

MLS Cup playoffs: Who can clinch, who has work and what's at stake in Week 33

The 2022 MLS season has trickled down to its final two games for most teams, but there is still time...

Jesus on leaving City: I feel 'free' at Arsenal

Jesus on leaving City: I feel 'free' at Arsenal

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus said he feels "free" playing under Mikel Arteta and that he decided to...

Basketball

Sources: Rockets get Favors in 8-player OKC swap

Sources: Rockets get Favors in 8-player OKC swap

The Houston Rockets are acquiring center Derrick Favors and a 2025 second-round draft pick in an eig...

Holmgren attacks rehab, mentally and physically

Holmgren attacks rehab, mentally and physically

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren is experiencing the rehab process for the first time.T...

Baseball

'Disappointment': Rays denied chance to clinch

'Disappointment': Rays denied chance to clinch

CLEVELAND -- Small plastic strips dangled from the ceiling in Tampa Bay's clubhouse, which had been...

Mets reportedly calling up top prospect Alvarez

Mets reportedly calling up top prospect Alvarez

The New York Mets are calling up top prospect Francisco Alvarez for this weekend's pivotal three-gam...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated