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Erling Haaland gives honest response when asked about Man City's controversial goal, it's refreshing to see

Erling Haaland gives honest response when asked about Man City's controversial goal, it's refreshing to see

Manchester City scored a controversial second goal against Fulham.

Erling Haaland gave an extremely honest assessment of Manchester City's controversial second goal against Fulham.

Haaland scored a stunning hat-trick as Man City smashed Fulham 5-1 at the Etihad on Saturday to secure three league points.

Julian Alvarez's opened the scoring in the 31st minute as the visitors wasted no time in responding, with Tim Ream levelling just two minutes later.

But the Blues regained their lead when Nathan Ake headed home just before the break. But the goal was clouded by controversy due to Manuel Akanji appearing to be in an offside position.

The decision to allow Ake's goal to stand infuriated Marco Silva, with Haaland sympathising with the Fulham boss following the result.

Asked about the second goal, the Norwegian phenom said: "I think it was offside as well, I feel bad for them. I would be fuming if I was them..."

Haaland's candid and frank assessment of his side's second goal against Fulham justifies Silva's anger towards the controversial decision.

Speaking after his team's crushing defeat, the Portuguese gaffer said: "That moment made a huge impact. Everyone that plays football, has some knowledge about football, are 100% sure they have to disallow that. It's impossible to not.

"It's a clear offside, it concerns us how that goal was not disallowed."

He added: "The more you times you see that moment, the more sure you are to disallow it.

"Our players saw it, everyone on the pitch at that moment has the same opinion..."

It proved to be a turning point in the game as Man City fired three goals without reply in the second-half.

Haaland made it 3-1 in the 58th minute. He then bagged his second goal of the match when he converted a penalty before completing his hat-trick in stoppage time.

Man City remain perfect in the Premier League, having won their opening four games and, at this early stage, their star man is the league's top scorer, with six goals to the player's name.

Featured Image Credit: beIN Sports/Premier League

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Football