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Manchester City win in London, 2-0: reactions and tweets

Manchester City started the new Premier League on the right foot by overcoming a game West Ham side. Thanks to contributions from Erling Haaland and performances from Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden and City looked pretty sharp.

A victory, a clean sheet and we move on to the reaction:

Pep Guardiola reaction

About Haaland

“He was really calm, he trained very well but the way he took the ball for the penalty, I said ‘I like that’.

“So direct and I think if someone takes the ball they would hit it in the face even if it was their mates!

“And that’s a pretty good sign. Being so confident, I like that.

“Top scorers are never satisfied, they are always hungry and hungry and want more.”

On other players

“Erling scoring both goals is important for him and the team and for us and it’s another weapon we have now.

“But at the same time, he’s not going to solve all our problems, he’s going to bring something to us as a team. That’s what we’re looking for.

“Today, the two goals were balls in front of the center of the defense and we had the feeling that we could find it more.

“In the past we didn’t have a reference like him and now we have him again, but at the same time the guys have to get the ball there, especially in transitions.

“It was an incredible second goal and incredible action from Jack.

“The ball was given to him, he keeps the ball and draws opponents in and found a pocket and when that happens with Kevin, with a guy, it’s hard to stop.”

On the full-backs

“Kyle Walker was outstanding, possibly one of the best games we’ve had since we’ve been together,” the boss said afterwards.

“Not just defensively but with the ball, Joao [Cancelo]all the guys were brilliant, we didn’t concede much – and we did the right pace to play and now we have the threat with Erling.

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