Erling Haaland: Clip of Man City star being a nightmare to mark v Wolves goes viral

  • Rob Swan
The moment Erling Haaland showed marking him is a total nightmare during Wolves 0-3 Man City

Erling Haaland’s remarkable start to his Manchester City career continued on Saturday as he scored his 14th goal of the season.

The Norwegian, who joined City from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £51 million in June, has well and truly hit the ground running in the Premier League.

August’s Player of the Month has now scored 11 Premier League goals in his first seven appearances after finding the back of the net against Wolves at Molineux.

Haaland doubled City’s advantage in the 16th minute, taking two touches before hitting the ball from the edge of the box with his ‘weaker’ right foot past Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.

It was another excellent goal from a centre-forward who appears destined to cement his status as one of the greatest players of his generation.

Some expected Haaland to find the Premier League a far tougher challenge than the Bundesliga, where the Norway international scored 62 goals in 67 games for Dortmund.

Erling Haaland was a big success at Borussia Dortmund
DORTMUND, GERMANY – MAY 22: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on May 22, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

But the 22-year-old has already proven that he’s too strong, fast and intelligent for most Premier League defenders to handle.

It was reported last month that rival Premier League managers have even held calls discussing how to stop the young striker.

One of those coaches is believed to have said that Haaland is “like an alien… stronger, taller, faster than anything we have seen before”.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage is likely to share the same opinion after watching Haaland torment his side this weekend.

Erling Haaland vs Wolves
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Erling Haaland of Manchester City swings from the crossbar during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 17, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Erling Haaland vs Wolves’ Jonny clip goes viral

One moment involving Haaland from the second half has gone viral on social media.

As City launched a counter-attack after winning possession, Haaland only had one thing on his mind: get into the box.

Wolves defender Jonny saw this and did all he could to try and thwart Haaland’s progress off the ball.

Erling Haaland vs Wolves
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Erling Haaland of Manchester City in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 17, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

But trying to stop Haaland in full flight is like trying to halt a steam train. Jonny was effortlessly pushed aside twice by City’s 6ft 5in No. 9.

Haaland’s strength and speed brought him several yards of space and he almost certainly would have scored his 15th goal of the campaign had Kevin De Bruyne picked him out.

Video: Haaland showed v Wolves that marking him is a nightmare

Watch the viral clip here:

Now let’s check out some of the reaction to the video:

Haaland and his City teammates currently sit joint top of the Premier League table with Tottenham on 17 points.

However, Arsenal will return to the top of the table with a win over Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

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