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Luton Town 2-6 Manchester City: ‘Machine’ Erling Haaland Sends Ominous Message To Rivals1 min read

Luton Town 2-6 Manchester City: ‘Machine’ Erling Haaland Sends Ominous Message To Rivals<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

Erling Haaland delivered an emphatic and ominous warning to Manchester City’s rivals after scoring five goals in their 6-2 win at Luton in the FA Cup.

The Norway striker, 23, made history as the first City player to score five in a game more than once as Pep Guardiola’s side progressed to the last eight.

Haaland recently returned after two months out with a foot injury and, having taken time to work his way back to full fitness, he said he is ready to spearhead another City push for a treble.

Having achieved the feat last season, City are one point behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League and hold a 3-1 lead going into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Copenhagen.

“It’s coming, we’re coming,” Haaland told ITV.

“My fitness? I am getting back to my best. Finally I am feeling good. It’s an amazing feeling. Exciting times ahead. We are ready to attack.”

The former Borussia Dortmund forward certainly looked close to his top level as he tormented the Luton defence at Kenilworth Road with a combination of his physical prowess, elite movement and ruthless finishing proving to be far too much for Rob Edwards’ team to handle.

Haaland has broken countless records since arriving at Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2022 and has scored 30 more goals in all competitions than any other Premier League player since then, despite his absence this season.

“This is world class from Haaland, world class,” former Manchester United captain Roy Keane said on ITV.

“He is prolific, making great runs, a natural scorer, great attitude. He is a machine.”