Erling Haaland took just four minutes to score his first Premier League goal of the season for Manchester City.
The Norwegian striker had been on a run of five games without a goal, but wasted little time at Turf Moor as he gave City an early lead against Burnley.
GettyHaaland wasted no time as he scored his first goal of the season after just four minutes[/caption]
The Norway international fired home from close range at Turf MoorGetty
Kevin De Bruyne whipped in a delivery from the right flank, with Rodri guiding a header across the penalty box and towards the striker.
Showing no sign of rustiness whatsoever, Haaland reacted quickest to volley home from close range.
It was exactly what Vincent Kompany – and ex-City goalkeeper James Trafford who was making his Clarets debut – didn’t want to happen.
Speaking on talkSPORT commentary of the goal, Andy Townsend said: “Incredible.
“There is Elring Haaland with just a yard of space.
“On that left foot, right on the six-yard line, he just guides that into the corner.”
He then added his second of the game in the 36th minute after bending home a stunning effort off the underside of the bar.
Haaland scored 52 goals in 54 games for Pep Guardiola’s side last term.
His efforts at Turf Moor was the perfect way to kickstart the 2023/24 season as he looks to surpass that total.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing for City, as De Bruyne eventually went off injured midway through the first half after picking up an injury.
He was replaced by Mateo Kovacic in what will be a huge blow to Guardiola.
City announced prior to kick-off that Ruben Dias and John Stones were left out of the squad due to fitness reasons.
More will follow.For the latest on this and other breaking news stories, listen to talkSPORT