For his debut in England since his departure this summer from Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland has not been idle to pocket his first individual award in the Premier League. During the first six days of the Championship, the Norwegian is the author, already, of ten achievements.
He started with a brace against West Ham at the start of the season then scored a goal against Newcastle before signing back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest. Allowing the Citizens to win four out of five matches (draw against Newcastle, 3-3) in August.
“The toughest competition in the world”
“We all wanted to get off to a flying start and winning four out of five matches was a great start for us in what is the toughest competition in the world. I’m delighted to have won this award for the first time and to have played my part in scoring goals. »he said in a statement.
Haaland beat the competition as Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) were among the candidates, among others. Manchester City are currently second with 14 points in six rounds, one behind Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s team will challenge Wolverhampton this Saturday.