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Haaland’s debut headlines opening weekend of Premier League season

Erik ten Hag’s reign at Manchester United begins at home to Brighton on Sunday

MANCHESTER: Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace lifts the curtain on the new Premier League season on Friday, with Erling Haaland’s debut in the English top flight the highlight of the weekend as champions Manchester City travel to West Ham.

Haaland has been the marquee arrival to the Premier League from over pound sterling1 billion ($1.2 billion) spent on transfer fees ahead of the new campaign.

The Norwegian is expected to further strengthen Pep Guardiola’s side, who have won the title in four of the last five seasons.

However, Haaland and City’s season did not get off to a good start as perennial title rivals Liverpool won the Community Shield 3-1 last…

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