Haaland scored a perfect hat-trick in the opening 38 minutes, his second hat-trick in the past four days and a new Premier League record for most goals scored by a single player in his first five matches in the competition.
Ju Cancillo scored a beautiful score and then Julian Lavarez scored his first two Premier League goals in the second half and added a deserving shine to the scoreline.
City now have 13 points out of a possible 15 to start the season and remain unbeaten, while Forrest have lost three of their first five matches and have four points.
What we gained from Manchester City versus Nottingham Forest ?
Haaland is not human: we all knew he was going to be fantastic and on paper, he was exactly the striker City needed to make every game an opportunity. But no one thought he’d be so good, right? Back-to-back hat-tricks are insane and so is Haaland.
He set a new PL record with nine goals in his first five matches and could have scored more. He is just 22 years of age and he is set to play with Phil Foden for the following five years (at any rate). It’s a startling idea until the end of the Premier League.
There will be tougher trials than Crystal Palace and Forrest, but Haaland is doing what is being asked of him.
Forrest continues to struggle with liquidity: with so many new players coming in and out of the team, it was always going to be difficult for Forrest to find his rhythm at the start of the season.
But far away in Man City, it was bleak. In the first half, they had only three per cent possession in five minutes. three. Steve Cooper knows that his team will not be judged by their performance in these kinds of games.
But the face that was so far from the forest would be a matter of concern to him.
Alvarez is quietly settling in very well: he scored two beauties for his first goal in the Premier League and Alvarez is settling in very well. In view of the uproar over Holland, Argentina has been allowed to do its work for the time being and it is doing it well.
He made his first start after jumping off the bench to make a big impact in recent games and showed Guardiola that he was ready to get a lot on the right side of the attack, as he connected with Hollande very well. cut inside for.
Pep Guardiola praises Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez.
The talent that our strikers have, it was a really good game Guardiola told BT Sport. I know Erling is happy to score, but he only wants to win. If he breaks the record but we don’t win, he won’t be happy.
He’s strong in all departments, but especially in the box, his The finishing and the way they work is excellent.
Alvarez comes from another continent, we see him every day, his work ethic. Being a good man is paid, not a single person in the locker room is happy for his two goals.
Targets in Julian and Erling It’s hard to buy or teach Julian’s two goals are amazing and Erling’s mindset is infectious to our team.”
The stars of the show
Erling Haaland: What more can we say? Brilliant hat-trick in less than 38 minutes. Back-to-back PL hat-tricks and nine goals in his first five games. This dude is not human. Easy.
Joao Cancillo: Scored a surprise goal in the second half and was caught in two sensational balls as Haaland scored. Left likes a cross with the outer part of his right boot. Royal player.
Julian Alvarez: Two goals with clever running and great movement. He looks like a great partner in Haaland’s crime.