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Erling Haaland sends warning to the Premier League after goalscoring debut

Harry Siddall

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Erling Haaland sends warning to the Premier League after goalscoring debut

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Erling Haaland has sent out a chilling warning to the rest of the Premier League after his goalscoring debut on Sunday afternoon.

The Norway international completed a £51 million move to Manchester City this summer and ended a two-year long search for Sergio Agüero's successor.

After worries about his performance in the Community Shield, Haaland silenced his critics against West Ham United at the London Stadium.

Starting alongside Phil Foden and Jack Grealish in the front three, he showcased exactly what he brings to the team in his 80 minute performance.

Ten minutes before half-time, Haaland latched onto Ilkay Gundogan's slide-rule pass and was brought down by Alphonse Areola for a penalty.

Erling Haaland celebrates his second Manchester City goal. (MI News & Sport / Alamy)
Erling Haaland celebrates his second Manchester City goal. (MI News & Sport / Alamy)

The Norwegian slotted the resulting spot-kick with aplomb and celebrated with his iconic yoga pose celebration.

It was the second, however, that got every City supporter out of their seats.

As expected, Kevin De Bruyne provided a pin-point pass to split the lines and Haaland's expertly timed run gave him the space to open up his body and slot home.

Speaking to the Sun after the game, Haaland has provided an insight into how he is feeling after a solid 80 minutes with his new team.

“I am surrounded with amazing players and we have to build on things," he began.

“We will become even better. It is still early in the season — and we have to get in shape for everything. But it was a good start.”

“There were good balls for the goals, this will come even more.”

Erling Haaland (PA Images / Alamy)
Erling Haaland (PA Images / Alamy)

With the likes of Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and De Bruyne supplying him, Haaland is certainly not wrong in that regard.

City continue their run of Premier League football with their first home fixture of the season this Saturday.

They face AFC Bournemouth - who made a winning starting themselves - and look a well-oiled unit under the guidance of Scott Parker.

Haaland is expected to line-up at striker for the game and will want to show the Etihad faithful his skillset.

Previously, the 22-year-old was caught by cameras calling the stadium 'beautiful' when walking out for training as a Borussia Dortmund player.

But now, he gets to experience what it is like walking out with a Sky Blue shirt on.

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Erling Haaland

Harry Siddall
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