Saturday, September 16, 2023

Erling Haaland shows class with unselfish and clever gesture for Man City teammate Bernardo Silva’s goal

Erling Haaland has earned plaudits for his performance at West Ham – and it’s not just because of his goal.

The Manchester City striker helped his side come back from going 1-0 down at the London Stadium, adding to Jeremy Doku and Bernardo Silva’s goals in the second half.

Silva’s shot against West Ham was creeping into the bottom cornerPREMIER LEAGUE

And Haaland decided not to touch itPREMIER LEAGUE

It proved to be both a clever and unselfish gesturePREMIER LEAGUE

But fans have also loved what the Norwegian did as his teammate scored their side’s second goal.

Silva latched onto Julian Alvarez’s scooped pass, before clipping the ball past Hammers goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

However, Haaland could have easily nicked the goal for himself, given he was running towards the far post before the ball got over the line.

Instead, he watched the ball bounce over, unselfishly allowing the goal to go down as Silva’s first goal of the season despite the fact he could’ve easily got a foot on it.

It may also prove to have been a clever move from Haaland not to touch it, too, given he could’ve been offside.

Silva thanked his teammate later in the game too, assisting the striker for his goal.

The Portuguese star was found by Julian Alvarez on the right in acres of space, before coming inside and picking out Haaland, who fired in his sixth of the campaign to help City seal all three points.

Man City remain top of the Premier League after Saturday’s games after Liverpool briefly overtook them after winning the early kick-off.

Haaland and Silva showed just how well they work togetherGetty

And the Citizens are also the only top-flight club to still boast a 100 per cent winning record so far this season.

It was a perfect day for City fans, who saw rivals United smashed 3-1 by Brighton at Old Trafford.

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