Erling Haaland is hungry and it's only pre-season! Six things we learned as Man City come from behind to thrash Yokohama F Marinos 5-3

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Manchester City looked a little sleepy as they began their pre-season campaign, but soon burst into life and came from two goals down to blitz Yokohama F Marinos 5-3 in Tokyo with the help of a double from Erling Haaland.

In their first match since winning the Champions League final and completing the treble, City fell behind against the run of play when Anderson Lopes scored in the 27th minute. They soon found themselves another goal down when Ken Matsubara struck but Pep Guardiola's side took little time to respond.

John Stones pulled them back into contention and then Julian Alvarez equalised before half-time. Guardiola changed every outfield player during the break and Haaland needed just six minutes on the pitch to score and give City the lead.

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Rodri netted a sumptuous goal to stretch the treble winners' lead but Kenta Inoue made it 4-3 by capitalising on a mix up between Rico Lewis and a rusty looking Stefan Ortega. Haaland, however, inevitably had the final word, netting a tap-in in stoppage time thanks to a wonderful cross from Joao Cancelo.

GOAL looks at what we learned during the clash at Japan National Stadium.