The English team, Manchester City, succeeded in ending the first half, ahead of West Ham, with a goal free of charge, in the confrontation currently being held at the “London” stadium, as part of the first round of the Premier League competitions for the new season 2022-2023.
Young Norwegian star Erling Haaland scored the goal for Manchester City through a penalty kick in the 36th minute of the match.
This goal is the first for Haaland in the Manchester City shirt in the Premier League, after he joined him from Borussia Dortmund during the current summer transfer period for 5 seasons.
The Manchester City line-up is as follows:
Ederson, Walker, Dias, Aki, Cancelo, Rodrygo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Halland, Jack Grealish.
Manchester City, the Premier League champion, begins its campaign in the tournament with a very difficult confrontation when facing the stubborn West Ham, where the companions of the Algerian star Riyad Mahrez aspire to snatch the first victory and escape from the Hammers.
Manchester City won the Premier League title last season after occupying the top of the Premier League table with 86, while West Ham finished sixth with 65 points.
City coach Pep Guardiola opened the door to signing a new contract with Manchester City, a day before defending the Premier League title.
The 52-year-old, who has won the Premier League four times in five years, is now in the final season of his contract with Manchester City.
Guardiola said in comments published by the English newspaper “Daily Mail”, “I will not change my life here for one second, we spoke with the club in the middle of the season, the end of the season, we will talk again about how we feel and decide what is best for the club.”
He added, “I have said many times if they want it, I would like to stay longer but at the same time I have to make sure, it’s not the second or third season, it’s been many years already and I have to see how the players behave, I don’t want to be a problem, in Sometimes when you stretch things and force them it’s not good, so we have to go through it and relax and that kind of situation happens when it happens naturally, if you force it it won’t go well, we’ll see what happens during the season and how we feel and the best decision for the club will be made.” .