Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 in the first game of the 2023/2024 Premier League season on Friday night.
Pep Guardiola’s men bounced back from the agony of losing the Community Shield to Arsenal last Sunday, with an emphatic win at Turf Moor.
Erling Haaland began the new campaign the way he ended the last, scoring a first-half brace.
Erling Haaland scored with his first touch of the Premier League season 🤣 pic.twitter.com/OHrCfjjYJ9
— GOAL (@goal) August 11, 2023
Before today, no player had ever scored the first AND second goals of a Premier League season.
Then Erling Haaland happened 🪄 pic.twitter.com/ioYzINgwIZ
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 11, 2023
Rodri added a third after the break to ensure City took all maximum points.
The champions will have another chance to win early silverware when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
City’s first home league fixture will be against Newcastle United next Saturday.