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Manchester City emerged triumphant with a 3-0 win against Burnley on Friday, marking the opening match of the Premier League’s 2023/24 season. Erling Haaland wasted no time, finding the net just three minutes into the game to open the scoring. He continued his impressive run in the first half by adding another goal. In the second half, Rodri sealed the deal with a third goal, securing an away victory for the reigning champions.
After netting 36 goals in 35 matches during the 2022/23 Premier League season, Erling Haaland kicks off the current campaign by showcasing his goal-scoring prowess. The Norwegian striker only needed three minutes to find the back of the net and had already tallied two goals in the competition within 36 minutes.
With this opening victory, Manchester City takes a commanding lead in the Premier League standings, being the sole team to secure points, totaling three. On the other hand, Burnley finds themselves at the bottom of the table. Both teams await the outcomes of this weekend’s matches to finalize the results of the first round of the English Championship.