Haaland scored two goals: Manchester City kicked off the new Premier League season with a dominant performance, securing a commanding 3-0 win against newly promoted Burnley.
The defending champions wasted no time asserting their authority, taking the lead just four minutes into the match at Turf Moor.
Burnley Vs Man City Highlights
Erling Haaland, a key player for Manchester City, opened the scoring with a well-executed volley, setting the tone for the match. Despite the setback, Burnley remained determined and had their moments, with Zeki Amdouni forcing a save and Lyle Foster narrowly missing a curling shot.
Any hopes of a Burnley comeback were dashed before halftime when Erling Haaland struck again, capitalizing on Julian Alvarez’s pass and expertly finding the far corner of the net via the crossbar.
In the second half, Manchester City continued to press for more goals, but Burnley’s debutant goalkeeper and former City player, James Trafford, made crucial saves to deny Rodri on multiple occasions.
However, Rodri eventually found the back of the net, sealing an impressive individual performance by smashing home a goal after a free-kick into the box was not properly cleared.
Burnley’s woes were compounded in injury time as Anass Zaroury received a red card for a reckless challenge on Kyle Walker, leaving the home side with ten players on the field.
Manchester City’s resounding victory sent a clear message of intent as they embarked on their quest to defend their Premier League title in the new campaign.
Burnley: Trafford 7; Roberts 6, O’Shea 6, Al Dakhil 6, Beyer 6; Koleosho 7, Berge 4, Cullen 6, Vitinho 5; Amdouni 6, Foster 6. Subs: Larsen 6, Zaroury 5, Benson 6, Brownhill n/a, Redmond n/a
Manchester City: Ederson 6; Walker 7, Akanji 7, Ake 7, Lewis 7; Silva 7, De Bruyne 7, Rodri 9, Foden 7; Alvarez 7, Haaland 8. Subs: Kovacic 7, Palmer n/a, Laporte n/a, Gvardiol n/a, McAtee n/a