Manchester City vs Fulham: Erling Halaand’s hatrick secures a perfect seanson for the defending champion against fulham.
The standout Norwegian took center stage, sealing the win after Fulham exited the Etihad Stadium at half-time, expressing strong displeasure over a disputed goal by Nathan Ake.
Ake’s goal had restored City’s lead after Tim Ream swiftly neutralized Julian Alvarez’s initial score.
Fulham’s grievances centered around Ake’s goal being upheld, arguing that Manuel Akanji, who was in an offside position, seemed to interact with the ball.
Regardless of the contention, Manchester City, with Haaland leading the charge, delivered a resounding performance in the second half.
This triumph added another feather in the cap for their ailing manager, Pep Guardiola, who’s currently recovering from back surgery.