Erling Haaland will be desperate to continue his fast start to life in England when Manchester City host Bournemouth this weekend.
The Norwegian had a Premier League debut to remember as he scored both goals in City’s opening 2-0 win at West Ham.
Haaland now has the chance to become just the third City player to score in both of their first two Premier League appearances.
The £52million summer signing will hope to follow in the footsteps of Robinho in 2008 and Emmanuel Adebayor a year later.
Not even Sergio Aguero has managed the feat in the 13 years since but Haaland will be full of confidence against the newly-promoted Cherries.
Bournemouth are winless in all 16 league meetings with City and have only been ahead for eight minutes across 1450 minutes of football.
Man City v Bournemouth: Date and how to follow
This Premier League match will take place on Saturday, August 13.
The game is not on TV but talkSPORT will have updates from the Etihad as part of GameDay Live from 3pm.
Adrian Durham will take you through all the goals from the Premier League, EFL and beyond, including Man City v Bournemouth.
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Erling Haaland career statistics
Molde – 50 appearances – 20 goals
RB Salzburg – 27 appearances – 29 goals
Borussia Dortmund – 89 appearances – 86 goals
Manchester City – 2 appearances – 2 goals
Norway – 21 caps – 20 goals
Champions League – 21 appearances – 23 goals
Overall senior career – 184 appearances – 137 goals
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Man City v Bournemouth: Team news
Aymeric Laporte remains the only long-term absentee for the hosts who otherwise have a clean bill of health to contend with.
Bernardo Silva’s future continues to be the subject of speculation while incoming arrival Sergio Gomez is unlikely to be involved.
As for Bournemouth, Scott Parker is hopeful Ryan Fredericks will be back from a calf injury, but Joe Rothwell is expected to miss out.
David Brooks is still recovering from his stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis but Neto could be handed a debut between the sticks.
Manchester City v Bournemouth: What has been said?
Man City have been warned they will hand Liverpool the advantage in the Premier League title race if they sell Bernardo Silva this summer.
Jason Cundy said: “There is no way they can let Bernardo Silva leave this window. No, I don’t think they can.
“They have a history, and Pep has come out recently and said a month ago he didn’t know if Bernardo would be a player of his.
“It looked like he was going to leave this time last year. I’m not sure they can afford to let another one go.
“If you are Liverpool watching this, it just weakens their [City’s] squad.”
Manchester City v Bournemouth: Match facts
- Bournemouth’s Scott Parker has lost all four of his managerial meetings with Manchester City in all competitions, all with Fulham between 2019 and 2021. They are the side he’s faced the most without winning against, lost the most times against and the team who have scored the most goals against teams managed by him (11).
- Kieffer Moore scored on his Premier League debut for Bournemouth against Aston Villa and is looking to become the third Welshman to score in his first two appearances in the competition, after David Phillips (1992 for Norwich) and Harry Wilson, who did so for the Cherries in matches against Aston Villa and Manchester City in 2019.
- Erling Haaland scored twice on his league debut for Manchester City at West Ham on the opening weekend. The only players to score in both of their first two Premier League appearances for the Citizens are Robinho (2008) and Emmanuel Adebayor (2009).
- In the last 20 Premier League seasons, only two promoted teams have won away from home at the reigning champions: Bournemouth in 2015-16 and Scott Parker’s Fulham in 2020-21. Parker could become the first manager in top-flight history to win away at the reigning champions with two different promoted clubs, and the first overall since Dick Ray at Leeds United (1928 and 1933 vs Everton).
- Since a goalless draw with Crystal Palace in March, Manchester City have scored at least twice in each of their last 10 Premier League games. It’s the 13th run of a team scoring 2+ goals in 10+ consecutive Premier League matches, with Man City accounting for more of them than any other side (4).
- Bournemouth have won two of their five Premier League away games against reigning champions (D1 L2), although both of their defeats in such games have been against Manchester City.
- Manchester City have only lost their first home league game in one of the last 22 seasons (W15 D6), a 5-2 loss against Leicester in 2020-21. The Citizens’ last four such games have produced 23 goals (F15 A8), at an average of 5.8 per game.
- Bournemouth are winless in all 16 league meetings with Manchester City (D2 L14), the joint-most one side has faced another in the history of the Football League without winning, level with Halifax Town against Cardiff City, and Wrexham against Crystal Palace.
- Bournemouth have only led for eight minutes in their 16 league meetings against Manchester City between 1987 and 2020, with Charlie Daniels giving them the lead in August 2017 before Gabriel Jesus equalised.
- Manchester City have won all 10 of their Premier League matches against Bournemouth, the best 100%-winning ratio by a team against another in Premier League history.
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