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HomeEPL (English Premier League)West Ham United 0-2 Manchester City

West Ham United 0-2 Manchester City

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Manchester City starts their title defence with a 2-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday.

Haaland scored both goals, one in either half, to seal the points.

The first came from the penalty spot, which he won when Areola tripped him, and he converted it confidently.

While the second finished off a lightning-quick counter-attack when he coolly slotted it past the keeper.

Kevin De Bruyne also had a goal disallowed in the first half as Gundogan was offside in the build-up.

Starting lineup:

WEST HAM STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski;

Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Ben Johnson, Aaron Cresswell;

Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals;

Michail Antonio.

 

WEST HAM SUBS: Said Benrahma, Nikola Vlasic, Gianluca Scamacca, Flynn Downes, Darren Randolph, Conor Coventry, Armstrong Oko-Flex, Harrison Ashby, Alphonse Areola.

 

MANCHESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-3-3): Ederson;

Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo;

Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne;

Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish.

 

MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Kalvin Phillips, Bernardo Silva, Cole Palmer, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Julian Alvarez, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Rico Lewis, John Stones, Riyad Mahrez.

Goals:

HAALAND SCORES! He steps up to take the penalty that he won, and it’s an excellent spot-kick! He sends Areola the wrong way, curling a low shot along the floor and into the bottom left corner of the net. 1-0 City.

HAALAND SCORES AGAIN! The move starts deep in City’s half, with Rodri picking out De Bruyne in space down the right. He slides it between West Ham’s defenders, putting it on a plate for Haaland, and he keeps his cool to slot it under Haaland and into the back of the net. 2-0 City!

So, what’s next?

City bounced back from the Community Shield loss to put their first points on the table.

However, Next up for them is Bournemouth at home.

Meanwhile, Moyes will be hoping West Ham can bounce back quickly as they travel to Nottingham Forest for their next game.

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