Haaland’s winner against Dortmund reminiscent of Cruyff, says Guardiola

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  • Guardiola: ‘It was quite similar. The finishing was exceptional’

Pep Guardiola said Erling Haaland’s acrobatic winner against Borussia Dortmund evoked memories of the late, great Johan Cruyff as the Manchester City striker continued his phenomenal goalscoring form for his new club.

Haaland scored his 13th goal in only nine appearances for City as they overturned Jude Bellingham’s opener to record a late victory over the striker’s former club at the Etihad Stadium. John Stones equalised with a stunning strike from distance before the Norway international launched himself at an exquisite João Cancelo cross to seal victory in the 84th minute. For Cruyff disciple Guardiola, the goal was comparable to one scored by the Dutch master.

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Written by Andy Hunter at the Etihad Stadium
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