There was a way of inevitability when Haaland arrived on the pitch with half-hour nonetheless to play. Metropolis wanted a aim and who higher to name upon? The one shock was that it took him till the ninety fifth minute to attain. The Norwegian had managed to place the ball at the back of the online earlier than then, solely to see it dominated out for a really tight offside. He was then introduced with one other likelihood deep into stoppage time from the spot and duly took it, though questions could also be requested of Bernd Leno, who went the appropriate method just for the ball go beneath his physique.
The summer time signing adopted up his glorious efficiency towards Sevilla with one other aim for Metropolis that broke the impasse on the Etihad Stadium. It was a fantastic effort too by the Argentine, who spun away from his marker after which ran via on aim. Alvarez nonetheless had work to do however made no mistake with the end, smashing the ball previous Leno and in off the underside of the crossbar. He had some threatening moments within the second half earlier than he was changed by Haaland.
The previous Manchester United man was definitely up for the problem of taking up the Sky Blues, as proof by an early problem on Rodri that introduced a deserved yellow card. Pereira was a full of life presence all through the match and introduced Fulham degree from the penalty spot, sending Ederson the mistaken method along with his spot-kick. That’s now two objectives and three assists in his final six matches for the in-form Brazilian.