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Haaland bags hat-trick as City put six past Forest

The Norwegian was insatiable bagging a first half hat trick. Second half sub Julián Álvarez also got in on the scoring bagging a brace for Guardiola’s side.

Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland
Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling HaalandOLI SCARFFAFP

Erling Haaland continued the blistering start to his Manchester City career by scoring a hat-trick inside 38 minutes as the Premier League champions smashed promoted Nottingham Forest 6-0 on Wednesday.

Haaland has scored nine goals in five league games since joining City from Borussia Dortmund and has back-to-back hat-tricks after netting three in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace. The Norwegian put City ahead in the 12th minute, latching on to a cross from Phil Foden and hooking it past Forest keeper Dean Henderson. Henderson’s poor clearance then allowed City to attack with a swift exchange of passes and Foden again provided the assist to Haaland who slotted home from close range.

Haaland completed his treble, leaping to power in a far-post header after defender John Stones had nodded a corner back across the face of goal. Forest were unable to contain an excellent City who made it 4-0 shortly after the break with a fine Joao Cancelo drive from the edge of the box.

 Erling Haaland of Manchester City
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Erling Haaland of Manchester City James Williamson - AMAGetty

Julian Alvarez added two more for City, both powerful strikes, as Pep Guardiola’s side made it four wins out of five games with 19 goals scored.