More than 5.7million Fantasy Premier League bosses gave Haaland the armband against the Magpies, but he was restricted to few goalscoring opportunities.
Owners of Haaland will hope he gets back to his best next week when City travel to Sheffield United.
Those who captained Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) will be slightly more relieved. The Egyptian was in second spot behind Haaland for the captaincy in Gameweek 2 of Fantasy. Indeed, fewer than half of the Liverpool star’s owners handed him the armband
But only 45 per cent of those entrusted Salah with their captain's armband.
Both his backers and those who decided against him may have mixed feelings.
Salah scored at Anfield, but the goal came as he followed up his own missed penalty, meaning he finished the match with just five points, or 10 with the armband.
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Those who gave Saka the armband will have been infuriated when the winger, who took the Gunners' penalties last season, allowed Martin Odegaard (£8.5m) to take and convert the decisive second-half spot-kick.