Erling Haaland goal in Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool reveals stat that shows he’s the master of debuts

    Erling Haaland needed just ten minutes to score in his first match back as he gave Manchester City the lead in their Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool.

    The Norwegian, who went into the clash with a whopping 23 goals in the season to his name, got on the end of Kevin De Bruyne’s cross from the left after nipping in ahead of Joe Gomez.

    Kylian Mbappe shone in Qatar but Haaland has reminded everyone that he’s still here

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    Kylian Mbappe shone in Qatar but Haaland has reminded everyone that he’s still here

    He gave City the lead on ten minutes with a poacher’s finish

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    He gave City the lead on ten minutes with a poacher’s finish

    It was the perfect start for City, who were good value for their lead at the Etihad Stadium.

    Haaland made an excellent start on what’s his first appearance in the Carabao Cup, but a stat reveals he relishes new challenges.

    As well as the Carabao Cup, the 22-year-old has scored on his debut in SIX other competitions – the Premier League, DFL Supercup, DFB-Pokal, Bundesliga, Champions League and Norwegian Football Cup.

    City were more than deserving of their lead having made a far better start but the visitors hit back on 20 minutes when Fabio Carvalho caressed his first-time shot beyond Stefan Ortega in the City goal.

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    Carvalho got Liverpool on level terms with their first shot on target in the match

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    Carvalho got Liverpool on level terms with their first shot on target in the match

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