Six goals from Man City, but Haaland is dejected

In the English Premier League, Manchester City is ruthlessly shredding Bournemouth, a team that could be relegated. A notable Belgian has four goal assists. It takes Erling Haaland forty-five minutes to fall. Manchester United is giving Erik ten Hag some leeway.

Manchester City, the English football champions, have demonstrated their outstanding status even in the absence of goals from superstar Erling Haaland. The squad led by coach Pep Guardiola defeated AFC Bournemouth 6:1 (3:0) in the Premier League. Haaland, a former Dortmund player, played for 45 minutes and had some excellent opportunities, but he struggled in front of goal and still has eleven goals in the league. With four assists and one goal, Jérémy Doku was outstanding.

Doku, a summer arrival, gave the Citizens the lead in the thirtyth minute with his second goal of the year. Three minutes later, the Belgian set up the perfect 2-0 through Bernardo Silva. The 21-year-old was a key contributor to City’s third goal as well. Manuel Akanji, a former Dortmund player, deflected Doku’s shot to make it 3-0 (38′).

At halftime, Bern Haaland was replaced by Guardiola in preparation for the Champions League match against Young Boys. However, the 23-year-old had also been struck in the past. Whether Haaland will be available on Tuesday is unknown. The advantage was up to 4-0 (64′) after Phil Foden, a replacement, scored. Doku was the passer once more. After the lone Bournemouth goal, Luis Sinisterra (74′), Bernardo Silva (83′) after a Doku cross and Nathan Aké (88′) made the final score 6-1 for City.

After the thrilling victory at Fulham FC in the last seconds, record holders Manchester United and the heavily criticised coach Erik ten Hag may finally exhale. Bruno Fernandes gave the Red Devils a 1-0 lead just before the conclusion (90th + 1). United is still in with 18 points.