Erling Haaland was enduring a rotten Sunday afternoon against Sheffield United, but he finally managed to give Manchester City the lead.
Haaland missed several chances inside the opening hour at Bramall Lane as City took on Sheffield United in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old hit the goal post with a first-half penalty before stabbing wide from six yards out after the interval. Last season’s top scorer didn’t let his frustration get the better of him, though, and eventually, he nodded City into the lead.
Haaland was waiting at the back-post to nod home a perfectly weighted cross from Jack Grealish, who showed off his superb dribbling skills to manufacture a yard of space ahead of his marker.
City weren’t playing badly but they weren’t at their sharpest, fluid best either. The home side were making things difficult for the European champions, especially Haaland, who was repeatedly involved in physical tussles at set pieces.
The Norwegian was not at his best on Sunday, but he’s now scored three goals in three Premier League games this season.