Erling Haaland scored twice on his Premier League debut as Manchester Metropolis opened their defence of the title with a 2-0 win at West Ham, whereas Manchester United have been crushed 2-1 by Brighton in Erik ten Hag’s first recreation in cost on Sunday. Haaland lived as much as the hype since his switch from Borussia Dortmund to offer the champions an ideal begin to the season within the searing warmth of East London. West Ham almost derailed Metropolis’s title possibilities after they led 2-0 at half-time within the penultimate recreation of final season earlier than Pep Guardiola’s males battled again for the purpose that finally edged out Liverpool on the prime of the desk.
However they have been no match this time as Haaland instantly proved the worth of Metropolis including a confirmed goalscorer to their arsenal.
The Norwegian has been signed because the long-term successor toand began his Metropolis profession identical to the membership’s all time file goalscorer with a double on his league debut.
Haaland had missed possibilities in Metropolis’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool within the Group Defend, however Guardiola’s warning that the targets would quickly move proved to be right.
“We all know we’ve a menace there. He’s an unbelievable deep runner and finisher,” mentioned Guardiola.
“He’s adapting completely in the way in which we need to play. We’re going to discover him increasingly more and hopefully we may give him the chance to attain extra targets.”
Metropolis’s affected person possession recreation wore the Hammers down as temperatures within the English capital soared above 30 levels celsius on Sunday.
Haaland took duty from the penalty spot to open his Premier League account after he had been introduced down by.
West Ham began the second half with extra attacking intent however that merely performed into the fingers of Metropolis’s new weapon as up open their defence with one go on the counter-attack for Haaland to gallop clear on purpose and slot low previous Areola.cut
Seagulls too slick for United
The contrasting fortunes of the Manchester golf equipment in current seasons continued as United suffered one other false daybreak in Ten Hag’s first aggressive recreation in cost.
began on the bench for the Crimson Devils as a result of his lack of pre-season coaching with the Portuguese reportedly eager on an exit from Previous Trafford to play within the Champions League this season.
Brighton thrashed United 4-0 when the perimeters final met in Might and regardless of dropping Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella for over £100 million since ($121 million), the Seagulls have been once more too slick for United’s leaden-footed defence.
Twice in 9 minutes Pascal Gross ghosted in unmarked on the again put up to fit into an unguarded web earlier than half-time.
It even took a Brighton mistake for Ten Hag’s males to search out the web asSanchez slapped the ball into his personal web off the unlucky Mac Allister.
was given a rousing reception from an in any other case annoyed crowd, however by no means had a transparent sight of purpose to disclaim Brighton their first ever win at Previous Trafford.
“It is the worst attainable begin, to be 2-0 down at half-time at Previous Trafford,” mentioned United captain.
“It is not adequate. We huffed and puffed to get one again and we had possibilities to equalise. It is a unhealthy begin for us.”
Brentford did handle to return from two targets right down to salvage a 2-2 draw away to Leicester.
The Foxes have been in turmoil heading into the season with long-serving captainbecoming a member of Good and rumours over the futures of and Wesley Fofana.
Each began and Maddison’s nook teed up Timothy Castagne to attain the opening purpose.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor’s gorgeous strike from lengthy vary then doubled Leicester’s lead early within the second-half.
However Brentford bounced again to take some extent asused his power to fireplace residence from shut vary earlier than Josh Dasilva discovered the highest nook.
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