Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest: Haaland’s hat trick leads

Haaland's hat trick leads
Haaland's hat trick leads
Haaland’s hat trick leads

Manchester City turned on the class to hammer Nottingham Forest 6-0 as an Erling Haaland hat trick set them on their way.

Haaland scored a perfect hat trick in the opening 38 minutes (his second hat trick in the last four days) to set a new Premier League record for the most goals scored by a single player in their first five games in the competition.

He is only 22 years old and he is set to play with Phil Foden for the next five years (at least).

Yes, there will be tougher tests than Crystal Palace and Forest, but Haaland is doing exactly what is being asked of him.

They still lack a little fluidity in the final third but Steve Cooper’s side look at home in the Premier League and they’re pushing teams all the way.

In-form players to keep an eye on City’s main man was Erling Haaland at the weekend but the role De Bruyne, Foden, and Bernardo Silva played in the comeback win was pivotal, while Julian Alvarez and Ilkay Gundogan both had a big impact off the bench.