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Man City vs nottm Forest


Man City vs nottm Forest

Erling Haaland continued the blistering start to his Manchester City career by scoring a perfect 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.

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.

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.

The Argentine's first Premier League goal came after some clever play from Riyad Mahrez with Alvarez driving home from a tight angle.

Haaland was then substituted in the 69th minute although Forest could hardly be relieved to see Kevin De Bruyne replacing him.

The Belgium international created City's sixth, charging up field after a Forest free kick struck the wall and then finding Mahrez, whose shot was blocked before Alvarez pounced and blasted home.

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Alvarez’s sparkling full debut gave Guardiola the chance to praise an unsung hero on City’s staff. “On Julian, we had incredible opinions. Our scout in South America, Joan Patsy, a friend of ours, talked to me one year and a half ago. He said ‘This guy is special’. He is a guy who scored a lot of goals in a team like River Plate. They have an incredible amount of pressure there to win. Now we are enjoying him. We have two strikers with incredible quality.”

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