Manchester City dominates Fulham in 5-1 victory
In a thrilling Premier League encounter at the Etihad, Manchester City showcased their superiority with a dominant 5-1 thrashing of Fulham.
Early Goals Set the Tone
The action commenced in earnest in the 31st minute, with Alvarez finding the back of the net off a crafty assist from the prodigious Erling Haaland, handing City the lead. However, Fulham's response was swift. Merely two minutes later, Ream equalized for the visitors, offering a momentary glimmer of hope.
City Strikes Back Before Half-time
But as Fulham started to build momentum, City struck again. Right on the brink of half-time, Aké restored City's lead, nodding in from a precise Phil Foden corner.
Second Half: The Haaland Show
The second half was unequivocally the Erling Haaland show. The Norwegian striker bolstered his tally with three more goals – two from open play and one clinically taken penalty. The final nail in Fulham's coffin came in injury time, with Gomez setting up Haaland for his fourth of the day, sealing the commanding 5-1 result.
Reflections and Forward Look
With this victory, Manchester City retains their perfect start in the Premier League, stamping their authority early in the season. On the other hand, Fulham will be eager to shore up their defense following such a heavy defeat. Haaland's four-goal involvement underlines why he's hailed as one of the most lethal forwards in world football. Fulham, meanwhile, will need to regroup quickly as they gear up for their next league challenge.