'He's the world's best' - can anyone stop Haaland?

Erling Haaland of Manchester City scores a goal to make it 3-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on August 31, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Erling Haaland has certainly made an impact at Manchester City.

Haaland’s first-half hat-trick in City’s 6-0 hammering of Nottingham Forest followed on from his second-half three-timer as they came back from two down to beat Crystal Palace four days before.

The 22-year-old has become the first player to score nine goals in his first five Premier League games. He is the first player to score nine times in the month of August and is providing very useful cover for fellow City new boy Julian Alvarez, who marked his full debut with a second-half double.

“He’s brilliant. He’s got the lot,” said Forest manager Steve Cooper.

“Man City have the best striker in the world right now,” former striker Dion Dublin told BBC Radio 5 Live. “If he stays in the Premier League, every record will be broken.”

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