It was this goal that set the rest of the competition on edge. Kevin De Bruyne passed a perfect pass that knocked out the entire West Ham backline and sent Haaland free.
He once again showed lightning-fast acceleration, grabbed the through ball and produced a clinical first finish for his second.
He still had a good shot at a hat-trick with a near-post header and produced comic gold in his first live Sky Sports interview when he swore, “I should have been there for a bit, but that’s the way it is. “
Geoff Shreeves told him to look at his language, but Haaland accidentally dropped another expletive when he apologized, saying, “Ah s**t, sorry.”
This, coupled with his silence about West Ham supporters, shows that Haaland has the potential to become one of the league’s biggest and most colorful characters.
But his show wasn’t just about the goals and he linked the game very well in an excellent all-round performance at the London Stadium.
“Erling scored the two goals, it’s important for him and the team and for us and it’s another weapon we have now,” said manager Pep Guardiola after the game. the official Manchester City website.
“But at the same time, he’s not going to solve all our problems, he’s going to add something to us as a team. That’s what we’re looking for.
“Today the two goals were balls for the center of the defense and we felt we could find him more.
“We used to have no reference like him and now we have it again, but at the same time the guys have to put the ball there, especially in transitions.”
The next step for City is a visit from Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium, with Haaland looking to continue his good form on his debut debut for the champions next Saturday.