Man City player ratings vs Fulham: Julian Alvarez superb as Pep Guardiola's side go top of the Premier League
On another record-equalling day for Erling Haaland, it was his understudy who stole all the headlines for Manchester City as Julian Alvarez scored the goal that sent the defending champions back to the top of the Premier League.
Alvarez was only in the City team after Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out through injury, but wasted little in time in making an impact, as he won a penalty inside 90 seconds after a foul by Tim Ream.
Haaland converted from the spot for his 34th Premier League goal of the season - the joint-most in a single campaign - but Carlos Vinicius pulled Fulham level after 15 minutes with a fine finish.
Alvarez, though, produced a moment of individual brilliance to fire a 25-yard strike past the otherwise impressive Bernd Leno for what proved to be the winner midway through the first half.
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