Erling Haaland has shared his thoughts on a controversial moment during Manchester City’s recent 5-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League.
The striker scored a second-half hat-trick during yesterday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium to help his side make it four league wins out of four this season.
However, once the match had ended, the Norwegian gave an honest assessment over one particular incident that took place in the first period of the game.
Haaland weighs in on Akanji offside decision
He said: “I think it was offside as well, I feel bad for them (Fulham), I would be fuming if I was them.”
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Just before the halftime whistle, Ake scored a header from a corner to put City 2-1 up. However, Manuel Akanji, whilst stood in an offside position, had to move away from the ball while it was on its way into the net.
However, after a VAR check, the goal was given and gave City the lead, much to Fulham’s frustration.
If the game had ended 2-1 to City, it’s safe to say that the west London club would have been very angry with the decision, but having gone on to concede three goals in the second half, they’ll undoubtedly be annoyed with themselves as well.
With Haaland now having shared his thoughts on the incident, it’s interesting to hear him speak honestly about it rather than gloss over it.
While it’s never nice to have refereeing decisions being the main talking point after games, all City will be concerned with is the fact that they won the game and will now be heading into the international break at the top of the Premier League table with a 100% win record.