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Erling Haaland loses cool, pushes aside a television camera after final whistle

Rodri netted late equaliser to salvage 1-1 Premier League home draw for champions against Chelsea as they avoided their first loss at Etihad in 15 months

Reuters Manchester Published 19.02.24, 10:08 AM
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland pushes aside a television cameraman after the stalemate against Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Saturday

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland pushes aside a television cameraman after the stalemate against Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Saturday Reuters

Erling Haaland pushed aside a television camera after the final whistle on Saturday, his frustration spilling over after he took nine shots but scored no goals for the first time in his Manchester City career.

Rodri netted a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 Premier League home draw for the champions against Chelsea as they avoided their first loss at the Etihad in 15 months.

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"That's good, it's good to have nine shots," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "Next game he is going to score. I was a football player, I played 11 years, I scored 11 goals. One goal a season. It's football, it's human beings."

As the players gathered on the pitch after the final whistle, Haaland pushed aside a live TV camera focused on the striker's face.

Haaland, who rewrote the scoring record books in his English Premier League debut season last year, continued his prolific form before a broken foot sidelined him for nearly two months.

The 23-year-old Norwegian looked frustrated all game long, sending two headers over the crossbar before hitting a volley just wide. His best chance was a late unmarked close-range header he sent over the bar before burying his head in disbelief.

Many City fans around the world did the same.


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