Two city rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City, started their PL journey last night. However, Manchester United lost at their home, while Man City had a great start with Haaland’s double. City’s new signing Erling Haaland has scored twice in his debut match. In addition, Leicester City shared points with Brentford FC at the King Power Stadium.
Erik ten Hag’s era starts in defeat.
Erik ten Hag has started his managerial career in the English Premier League in defeat. Manchester United lost the first match of the 2022-2023 campaign under Erik ten Hag. Last night, Brighton and Hove Albion FC defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Due to an injury, Anthony Martial missed the match. So, Cristiano Ronaldo was expected to be in the starting XI. But the manager benched Ronaldo and played Christian Eriksen as the striker. Meanwhile, Brighton’s manager played his team in a 3-3-3-1 formation.
Man United dominated in the first 20 minutes but failed to score. Moreover, Brighton surprised the home team in the 30th minute as Pascal Grob scored a brilliant goal for Brighton. Nine minutes later, Pascal Grob doubled the lead for the visitors. Conceding two goals in the first half, Man United became shaky in defense. However, they returned a goal in the 68th minute. But it wasn’t enough to get points from this match. As a result, Brighton FC defeated Manchester United in their first game of the season.
Erling Haaland scored twice in his debut match.
Erling Haaland earned massive fame in his first PL match. He scored twice at the London Stadium against West Ham United. However, the first goal came from a penalty shoot-out. In the 35th minute, West Ham’s goalkeeper fouled Haaland inside the box. As a result, the match referee awarded a penalty kick to Man City. Haaland took that kick and made no mistakes.
Manchester City kept pressing in the second half as well. They also defended superbly. Moreover, Manchester City doubled their lead in the 65th minute as Erling Haaland scored another goal with the help of Kavin de Bruyne. However, both teams couldn’t score more in the remaining minutes. As a result, Manchester City won the match by a 2-0 margin.