Erling Haaland scores Manchester City's first goal against Nottingham Forest
Erling Haaland put Man City ahead after 12 minutes

Erling Haaland scored his second hat-trick in as many games as rampant Manchester City outclassed newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.

After his 19-minute three-timer against Crystal Palace at the weekend, there was a comparatively pedestrian 26 between his first and last goals this evening.

Yet if the two games are combined, Haaland scored an incredible six times in an hour given the Norwegian was replaced six minutes before the end of the Palace game. It takes his overall tally for the season to nine.

Joao Cancelo added a fourth when he drove home Bernardo Silva’s fine pass across the penalty area before Haaland’s strike partner Julian Alvarez took centre stage.

On his full Premier League debut, the Argentine produced a fine finish to beat Dean Henderson after being set up by Riyad Mahrez.

Then, after Kevin de Bruyne had nicked possession inside his own half and burst forward 50 yards, Alvarez picked his spot and finished high into the roof of the Forest net after Mahrez’s shot had been deflected into his path.

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Nottingham Forest

  1. Squad number1Player nameHenderson

  2. Squad number7Player nameN Williams

  3. Squad number4Player nameWorrall

  4. Squad number21Player nameKouyaté

  5. Squad number26Player nameMcKenna

  6. Squad number32Player nameRenan Lodi

  7. Squad number22Player nameYates

  8. Squad number23Player nameFreuler

  9. Squad number14Player nameO’Brien

  10. Squad number20Player nameJohnson

  11. Squad number10Player nameGibbs-White

  1. Squad number2Player nameBiancone

  2. Squad number8Player nameColback

  3. Squad number9Player nameAwoniyi

  4. Squad number15Player nameToffolo

  5. Squad number25Player nameDennis


Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 5StonesSubstituted forLewisat 75′minutes
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 7CanceloSubstituted forGómezat 68′minutes
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 16RodriSubstituted forMahrezat 55′minutes
  • 8Gündogan
  • 19Álvarez
  • 9HaalandSubstituted forDe Bruyneat 69′minutes
  • 47FodenSubstituted forPalmerat 55′minutes


  • 17De Bruyne
  • 18Ortega
  • 21Gómez
  • 26Mahrez
  • 80Palmer
  • 81Gomes
  • 82Lewis
  • 96Knight
  • 97Wilson-Esbrand

Nottm Forest

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Henderson
  • 7N Williams
  • 4Worrall
  • 21KouyatéSubstituted forBianconeat 79′minutes
  • 26McKenna
  • 32Lodi dos SantosSubstituted forToffoloat 69′minutes
  • 22YatesSubstituted forColbackat 69′minutes
  • 23Freuler
  • 14O’Brien
  • 20JohnsonSubstituted forAwoniyiat 58′minutes
  • 10Gibbs-WhiteSubstituted forDennisat 58′minutesBooked at 76mins


  • 2Biancone
  • 3S Cook
  • 8Colback
  • 9Awoniyi
  • 11Lingard
  • 13Hennessey
  • 15Toffolo
  • 16Surridge
  • 25Dennis

Paul Tierney


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