Match winner on debut: – Praised by England

  • Bayern Munich – Manchester City 0-1

Again you have to rub your eyes when Haaland is in action. Not because it was midnight in Norway, but because he did it again.

The sensational Norwegian continues his adventure. After 12 minutes, he scored on his debut for Manchester City.

He blended in perfectly with Jack Grealish and dribbled into goal. It was also the only score in a practice match at Green Bay.

Check out the goals below.

– He scores goals and that’s important. “He’s always been on the ball in front of goal,” said manager Pep Guardiola after the win.

– He needs more rhythm and timing. He got his first 40 minutes and that was good for him. We’ll see how he reacts to a minor ailment he’s had in recent weeks.

Haaland himself told the media:

– It was good to start again after six weeks without football. The feeling is good. It’s my first time winning against Bayern.

IN HEAVEN: Erling Braut Haaland let go of his emotions after. Photo: NTB
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The 22-year-old was praised by England last night:

– Size, power and speed give our game a new dynamic, says Rob Pollard, journalist for Manchester City’s website.

Local newspaper Manchester Evening News gave Haaland seven-of-ten points on the swap after his performance.

– He pressed well from the start and put the ball in the net. The work without the ball is impressive. The constant running in the room is encouraging for Guardiola. It was a very good debut, he said.

WILL JOY: Erling Braut Haaland thanks Jack Grealish for a smooth pass.  Photo: NTB

WILL JOY: Erling Braut Haaland thanks Jack Grealish for a smooth pass. Photo: NTB
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The Norwegian was substituted at half-time. In addition to scoring, his goal was disallowed for offside.

– He came and directly influenced Manchester City, writes the Daily Mirror.

There is a strange fight in the city of Green Bay, in the north of the US. The match started 15 minutes late due to rain, lightning and thunder. When the match finally started at 01.15, Haaland had just managed to score a goal before being stopped again.

It ended with a break of almost an hour. When it all started again, it was decided that it would only be played twice for 40 minutes.

BAD WEATHER: Match was stopped immediately after Erling Braut Haaland's goal.  The players must leave the field.  The match started again after less than an hour.  Photo: NTB

BAD WEATHER: Match was stopped immediately after Erling Braut Haaland’s goal. The players must leave the field. The match started again after less than an hour. Photo: NTB
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The fact that Haaland was substituted was certainly not because he wasn’t doing his job well. Guardiola will match the Norwegian with caution. Enter the second new signing of the summer, Julian Alvarez.

But the second half remained goalless. The winner of the match was Norwegian and was called Erling Braut Haaland.

For Borussia Dortmund, he scored an incredible 86 goals in 89 games. Now he is listed with his first City score, in his first game.

BRIEF AND QUICK: This clip shows Haaland’s welcoming speech to his new team, Manchester City. Video: Jack Grealish via Instagram.
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When the training match was stopped after about 13 minutes, the players disappeared into the locker room.

A video on VG TV – which owns the rights to the match – showed dialogue between Haaland and Grealish as they went into the dressing room after the goal and stoppage of the game. Grealish shouted at Haaland and said:

– Erling, what did I tell you?

– That’s why I’m here, Haaland replied with a big smile.

Grealish further explained to Calvin Phillips that when he came down to the line, Haaland had to get to the first post.

And that’s what happened.

POPULAR: Erling Braut Haaland throws a suit at the crowd.  Photo: NTB

POPULAR: Erling Braut Haaland throws a suit at the crowd. Photo: NTB
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– The result is the least important. “The most important thing is that we ended the trip to the US unscathed,” said Guardiola.

– It’s not easy to get the right preparation. But it’s been a good ride, he said.

The next game is the Community Shield against Liverpool on Saturday.

Henrietta Fairbank

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