Erling Haaland’s early impact at Manchester City already looks ominous for the Premier League

After the striker brought a new dimension to Manchester City in their 2-0 win at West Ham, teams will have to work out how to stop Pep Guardiola’s side all over again

Miguel Delaney
Chief football writer
Monday 08 August 2022 13:15 BST
Guardiola hails Haaland’s mentality after a brace on his EPL debut

While Erling Haaland was swearing on live television, and Pep Guardiola was getting a little passive aggressive, David Moyes was becoming defensive.

The West Ham manager had been speaking about how his side had been preparing for the Norwegian’s runs all week. They had watched his game against Liverpool, and tried to apply the lessons from previous games against Manchester City.

It didn’t matter, though. They could do little about it.

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