Erling Haaland Shines In His First Premier League Match With Manchester City
By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Manchester City starts their 2022-23 Premier League season with a respectable 2-0 on the road against West Ham United. Erling Haaland's Premier League debut with Man City certainly went remarkably well. Haaland scored both goals for Man City. Frankly, it's no surprise Haaland is already beginning to make his well-predicted strong and positive impact.
In the 36th minute, Haaland would put the Citizens in front via a penalty, which was awarded after he was fouled by West Ham's goalkeeper. Later in the game, Haaland doubled the lead on a beautiful play in what has a strong team effort by the Man City offensive attack. Haaland's goal came with an assist from Kevin De Bruyne. In Haaland's case, his pace, strength, style of play, skills, etc, all speak for themselves.
Haaland officially joined Manchester City back in July. Earlier in May, the club announced that they activated Haaland's release clause by paying 60 million euros(51.2 British Pounds). The 22-year-old Norwegian striker joined the club on a five-year contract. Haaland made his official debut in Man City's 3-1 loss against Liverpool in the 2022 FA Community Shield.
The Citizens are the current two-time defending Premier League champions looking to retain the title once again. Man City is looking to become the first team to win the Premier League title three straight times since their crosstown rivals Manchester United did so from to 2006-07 season to the 2008-09 season.
Most of all, Man City is determined to win the UEFA Champions League for the first time. The club has been chasing the title for over five years now and has spent a lot of money on talent in an attempt to build a team good and strong enough to hoist domestic soccer's ultimate prize.
The club has already built quite the reputation of being a club with all the money and the talent that can't win the big one. That's an embarrassing habit that they share along with Paris Saint-Germain. The Citizens more than ever want to win it all and silence the critics.