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West Ham boss David Moyes on stopping Erling Haaland: ‘I don’t think anybody has got the answer’

West Ham United manager David Moyes does not think there is a formula for stopping Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland.

The Norwegian attacker has matched Andy Cole’s tally of 34 goals in a Premier League season with six games to spare.

Haaland leads the Premier League Golden Boot and European Golden Shoe races this term. He has netted 50 goals in all competitions in his debut campaign in England.

The 22-year-old striker has scored 17 goals in his last ten games. He is in unstoppable form, and his next opponents are West Ham.

Moyes knows all about his prowess after he netted twice in the reverse fixture in August.

The 60-year-old believes no one can devise a plan to hold the former Borussia Dortmund centre-forward.

Moyes said (via West Ham’s official website): “I do not think anybody has got the answer [on how to stop Haaland].

“He is the icing on the cake for them. They have so many good players who can create chances, and he is such a good finisher. They have a great team. And that is topped off by Haaland.

“I think for anybody to come into the Premier League and do so well is incredible.

“But I think they have a team which can give [Haaland] great opportunities. And what he is, is a terrific finisher. Whether with his head or feet or running in behind or scoring inside the box.

“He has certainly got all the attributes of a top goalscorer. But he has a team behind him, who I would not say make it easy for him, but they try to make it as easy as they can for him to score.”

Despite Moyes’ high praise for the striker, the former Everton manager believes West Ham are good enough to battle with City.

Moyes will be desperate to see his team take something from tomorrow’s game against the reigning Premier League champions.

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