Agency – After Norwegian forward Erling Haaland scored two goals in his Premier League debut, Manchester City started the season 2022-23 with a win. City registered a 2-0 win at West Ham United.
Holland scored 1-1 goals in both halves of the first league match to give City a win. He took the lead in the 36th minute of the game by scoring a penalty. After Ilkay Gundogan’s pass was controlled inside the penalty area, the referee gave a penalty when he was tackled by the goalkeeper. Holland opened his account in the Premier League by scoring a penalty.
Haaland doubled City’s lead with a beautiful finish in the 65th minute of the second half. Holland beat the offside trap and finished the through pass given by Kevin De Bruyne in the first touch. Although he had the opportunity to complete the hat-trick, he could not make the most of it.
Before that, Manchester United lost in the first match of the season. United lost 2-1 to Brighton at Old Trafford.
German midfielder Pascal Gross scored two goals in Brighton’s victory. Alex McCallister’s own goal proved to be a consolation for United. In the 30th minute, Pascal Gross scored a pass from Danny Welbeck. After 9 minutes, Brighton doubled the lead. Gross scored easily on the rebound saved by David de Gea.
Coach Eric Ten Haag kept forward Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in today’s match. Ronaldo played the first half in the last friendly after missing the pre-season tour of Australia. He was criticized after leaving the field in the second half of a friendly match against Rayo Vallecano. Coach Ten Haag also said that he was dissatisfied with this.
Ronaldo entered the field in the second half. But he could not score. In the 68th minute, the ball went into his post when the Brighton players scrambled to clear Bruno Fernandes’ corner.