Erling Haaland scores first Premier League goal 35 minutes in debut after ‘explosion of power and speed’ as Premier League champions make title defence against Hammers

Erling Haaland scores first Premier League goal 35 minutes in debut after ‘explosion of power and speed’ as Premier League champions make title defence against Hammers

By Joe Brophy

Manchester City face a tough first test of their Premier League title defence as they travel to West Ham this Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s side came from two goals behind to rescue a 2-2 draw when these two sides met in London on the penultimate game of last term.

The result proved instrumental in City capturing a second successive title the following weekend as they finished one point above Liverpool.

  • West Ham XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Zouma, Coufal, Soucek, Rice, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio
  • Subs: Areola, Randolph, Scamacca, Vlasic, Downes, Benrahma, Coventry, Okoflex, Ashby
  • Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland, Foden
  • Subs: Ortega, Phillips, Stones, Alvarez, Silva, Mahrez, Palmer, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand
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Haaland has already got off the mark this weekend

Source: Talksport.

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