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Erling Haaland’s goalless streak in finals for Man City extends to six games

Erling Haaland, Sofyan Amrabat

Since his arrival at Manchester City in 2022, Erling Haaland has become a symbol of goalscoring prowess and a driving force behind the club’s quest for glory.

In his debut year in England, the Norwegian shattered the Premier League’s single-season goalscoring record as City clinched a momentous treble. He spearheaded City’s attack once again this term as they secured an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title.

However, despite these remarkable achievements, there’s one glaring issue in Haaland’s illustrious career so far; he has often been unable to make his mark in cup finals.

90min takes a look at the 23-year-old’s performances in six showdowns for City.

Erling Haaland, Sofyan Amrabat

Haaland netted a handful of goals in the build-up to this year’s FA Cup final / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Haaland made one significant contribution in the lead-up to this year’s FA Cup final against Manchester United, notably scoring five goals in City’s impressive 6-2 victory against Luton Town in the fifth round.

His goalscoring momentum halted in the quarter-final against Newcastle, where he failed to find the back of the net in 87 minutes of action during City’s 2-0 win, and he was sidelined with an injury for the narrow triumph over Chelsea in the semi-final.

Considering these circumstances, it’s perhaps understandable why Haaland failed to get on the scoresheet against United on Saturday, with Pep Guardiola’s side falling to a disappointing 2-1 defeat.

Erling Haaland

The Norwegian was unable score in normal time in City’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla / Claudio Villa/GettyImages

City secured their maiden UEFA Super Cup title by edging past Sevilla 5-4 on penalties after a tense 1-1 draw at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.

Youssef En-Nesyri opened the scoring for Sevilla with a header before current Chelsea starboy Cole Palmer nodded in to restore parity.

While Haaland didn’t find the net during regular time – the forward desperately unable to get his boot onto some teasing crosses – he did score in the penalty shootout as City emerged victorious.

Erling Haaland, William Saliba

Haaland was largely stifled in the Community Shield by William Saliba / Nigel French/Allstar/GettyImages

Haaland played just 64 minutes of City’s clash against Arsenal in the Community Shield last summer, the Gunners winning 4-3 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in normal time.

The Norwegian had a subdued game, with opposite number Kai Havertz receiving more opportunities at the other end of the pitch.

Interestingly, City scored not long after…

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