It would be easy to ask who writes Erling Haaland's scripts after his two goal showing against West Ham got his career as a Manchester City player off to a flier, but this was a debut rooted in a reality we all knew was coming. Haaland is the real deal, and any doubts after he drew a blank against Liverpool were quickly dispelled.
His overall showing against the Hammers was a microcosm of his career to date. His movement is world class when he is losing defenders in the box, he drops deep with ease, his teammates constantly looked for him, and his play with his back to goal is ruthlessly efficient. When he raced onto Kevin De Bruyne's pass in the 65th minute, opened his body, and slotted home with that sledgehammer left foot, the coolness in front of goal that he became famous for in Germany was there for all to see. The sound you heard? Opposition fans the world over collectively cursing his smooth transition.
As a celebration, GOAL has rounded up some of the best Premier League debuts of the last 30 years, starting with the 260 goal record scorer.