The Belgium international netted a brilliant equaliser early in the second half before Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland sealed the victory
Jeremy Doku’s electric second-half helped spark a comeback to see reigning Premier League champions Manchester City maintain their 100 percent start to the campaign with victory over West Ham on Saturday.
In their biggest test yet this season, West Ham had City on their toes throughout the entire 90 minutes. However, there’s a reason that Pep Guardiola’s side won the treble last campaign and their resiliency in east London showed just why.
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Following an underwhelming first 45 minutes that saw the Hammers go into the break with a 1-0 lead, courtesy of James Ward-Prowse’s diving header, City came out of the half-time tunnel looking like a new side.
Summer arrival Doku announced himself to the rest of the Premier League with a blistering performance, scoring City’s first just minutes after the break. He sparked their comeback, while Julian Alvarez took advantage of his starting minutes with two assists himself, including Doku’s opener.
Talisman Erling Haaland was kept quiet throughout most of the contest, but the Norweigan found the back of the net late with the dagger that saw City earn all three points after Bernardo Silva had put them ahead. Haaland’s effort made it three-straight matches with a goal and his seventh of the season.