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EPL: Haaland nets brace as Man City tame Burnley in league opener

Man City beat Burnley in league opener

Erling Haaland netted twice to give Manchester City a sounding 3:0 victory against league returnees Burnley in the English Premier League opener on Friday, August 11, 2023.

The defending league champions had lost the Community Shield to Arsenal last weekend on penalty shootouts and needed to make amends against Burnley.

Haaland broke the deadlock as early as the fourth minute before adding the second in the 36th minute of the encounter.

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Spanish midfielder Rodrigo sealed the victory with a 75th minute goal for Manchester City who ended last season with the treble which includes the UEFA Champions League.

With few seconds to the blast of the final whistle, Burnley were reduced to ten men after Moroccan winger Anass Zaroury was shown the exit for a bad tackling.

The victory comes as huge boost to Manchester City who are looking forward to defend the league title this season.

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