Man City 6-3 Man Utd: Haaland and Foden hit hat-tricks as hosts scored six times

Erling Haaland has scored his third home hat-trick in a row

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland became the first player to score three consecutive Premier League hat-tricks when Manchester United were humiliated in the derby at the Etihad Stadium.

Haaland’s frenzy this season continued as he scored 17 goals in 10 games since his move from Borussia Dortmund and Phil Foden also scored his first treble for City as they narrowed the gap on pacemaker Arsenal to one point.

This was a brutal reality check for United after their recent improvement, when the reigning Premier League champions rioted to illustrate the class divide between the teams.

City’s lightning start was rewarded as Foden drove in a Bernardo Silva cross after eight minutes before Haaland inevitably came into action 11 minutes before half time with a header from a corner.

When United slumped, Haaland moved in third on Kevin de Bruyne’s perfect pass and went on to become supplier to set up an easy finish for Foden before half time.

United’s new signing Antony scored a stunning goal from 25 yards to get one back, but it only challenged City to pick up the pace again. Haaland drove in his third with a cross from Sergio Gomez and again showed he can be the maker by setting up Foden for City’s sixth.

Haaland’s third-place finish put him in the record books after hat-tricks at home against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.

Anthony Martial’s late goal for United was greeted almost silently, as was his extra time penalty, in a day of shame for United and manager Erik ten Hag and one of elation for City and Pep Guardiola.

Who can stop Man City and Haaland?

Arsenal are worthy leaders in the Premier League but this was a terrifying display of firepower from the reigning champions as they cemented their status as firm favorites to win a fifth title in six years.

City were powerful before the arrival of Haaland, but he has leveled them up and delivered what they were arguably missing, as he increases the ratio of chances they take with his ruthless finish.

Add to that the creativity, and on this day the goals, of Foden plus the genius of De Bruyne and it’s hard to see how they can be stopped, while Haaland also looks like he could be the missing link that will eventually lead to the Champions League. could bring to the Etihad.

City blew United away as they got off to a blazing start and went in 4-0 at halftime, the whistle from referee Michael Oliver before the break came as a merciful release for United.

United’s goal put City into action and Antony’s fine attack was just the catalyst for another attack, as Haaland scored the record-breaking third.

Abject Man Utd put in place

Manchester United arrived at the Etihad fueled by the optimism of four consecutive league wins but were razed to the ground by their rampant neighbours.

United looked out of their depth within seconds of the start and survived the goal line three times in the same incident before Foden set the tone for the afternoon when he flashed Bernardo Silva’s cross past a helpless David de Gea.

Manager Ten Hag resisted the temptation to tap into the experience of a £70 million contract from Real Madrid Casemiro, with Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes remaining in midfield.

It was a decision he may now regret, as United were too strong on all fronts and unable to turn the tide, failing miserably to cope with City’s creation and awesome strength. and athletics from Haaland.

The fact that they scored more goals than City in the second half, including a beauty from new signing Antony, can hardly be taken as any consolation, as their recent improvement in results has been put into perspective.

If anyone at United thought those better results in recent weeks meant getting closer to City, this score – which actually flattered them – put an end to those notions.

Man City 6-3 Man Utd: Haaland and Foden hit hat-tricks as hosts scored six times

Player of the match

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Lineups

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 2hikeris replaced bygomezBee 41′minutes
  • 25akanji
  • 6What
  • 7Cancel
  • 17De Bruyneis replaced bylvarezBee 75′minutes
  • 8gundoganis replaced byThe doorBee 75′minutes
  • 20Bernard Silva
  • 47The footis replaced byMahrezBee 75′minutes
  • 9Haaland
  • 10Grealishis replaced bypalmerBee 75′minutes

deputies

  • 3Ruben Dias
  • 14The door
  • 18Ortega
  • 19lvarez
  • 21gomez
  • 26Mahrez
  • 33carson
  • 80palmer
  • 82Lewis

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1by Gea
  • 20PartsBooked at 2 minutes
  • 19earlyis replaced byLindelofBee 40′minutes
  • 6Martinez
  • 12MalaciaBooked at 23 minutesis replaced byShawBee 45′minutes
  • 39McTominayis replaced bycasemirBee 59′minutes
  • 14Eriksen
  • 21dos Santos
  • 8Bruno FernandesBooked at 80 minutes
  • 25Sanchois replaced byFredBee 70′minutes
  • 10Rashfordis replaced bymartialBee 59′minutes

deputies

  • 2Lindelof
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9martial
  • 17Fred
  • 18casemir
  • 22heaton
  • 23Shaw
  • 28Pellitria
  • 36Field

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