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Nobody Will Be Able To Explain How Erling Haaland Missed From Six Yards Out vs Liverpool

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Nobody Will Be Able To Explain How Erling Haaland Missed From Six Yards Out vs Liverpool

Erling Haaland missed a glorious chance in Manchester City's 3-1 Community Shield defeat to Liverpool and he looked disappointed with himself.

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The 22-year-old struggled during the annual season opener at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.

Haaland did have a glorious chance to open his account in English football late on, but fluffed his lines massively.

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Phil Fodens' shot was saved by Adrian in injury time and the Liverpool goalkeeper pushed the ball back into danger.

Haaland managed to peel away from James Milner and Joel Matip and put as much power as possible into his shot. It was too much.

The Norway international saw his effort crash off the bar as every Liverpool fan inside the stadium jeered.

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Seconds later, cameras caught Haaland putting his hand over his face in disgust.

Haaland is still regarded as one of the world's top forwards, but fans are doubting he will hit the ground running in the Premier League.

One person tweeted: "Bundesliga tax has just shot up…"

Another put: "Might take him out of my FPL because of this."

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A third commented: "Oh my god they've spent all that money on that?!"

While someone said: "Haaland's reputation might be dusted already."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Liverpool looked the fitter side throughout and opened the scoring through Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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The full-back saw his effort go in off the post after a deflection off City defender Nathan Ake.

City did grow into the contest and got their equaliser through Julian Alvarez, after a lengthy VAR check.

VAR would play a crucial role in Liverpool taking the lead once again as Darwin Nunez's header struck the arm of Ruben Dias.

Referee Craig Pawson was asked to review the incident on the monitor and he pointed to the spot.

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Mohamed Salah stepped up and coolly dispatched his spot kick past Ederson.

Nunez, who started on the bench, sealed victory in added time with a lovely header.

Much has been made about the Uruguay international's £85 million price tag since arriving from Benfica earlier this summer and he had an underwhelming preseason.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has backed his new striker however and that paid off, with Reds fans singing his name throughout.

It is Liverpool's first Community Shield triumph since 2006, while City have now lost the last two.

Featured Image Credit: ITV Football

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Liverpool, Community Shield

Daniel Marland
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