Manchester City’s Erling Haaland became the first player to score three successive Premier League home hat-tricks as his sister de thrashed Manchester United 6:3 in the Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium.
Haaland Scores Three in Manchester Derby Against United
Haaland’s rampage this season continued as he made it 17 goals in 10 games since his arrival at the English Premier League from Borussia Dortmund. English winger Phil Foden also scored a treble as City closed the gap on pace-setters Arsenal to one point.
This was a brutal reality check for Manchester United after their recent improvement, as the reigning English Premier League champions ran riot against them. Manchester City’s lightning start was rewarded when Foden swept home Bernardo Silva’s cross after eight minutes before Haaland inevitably joined the action with a header from a corner 11 minutes before half-time.
As the visitors subsided, the Norwegian striker slid in a third from Kevin de Bruyne’s perfect pass then turned provider to set up a simple finish for Foden before the break.
Manchester United’s new signing Antony struck a superb goal from 25 yards to pull one back but it only provoked City to up the tempo again, but the Haaland thumping home his third from Sergio Gomez’s cross then again showing he can be creator by setting up Foden for City’s sixth. The goal from the former Dortmund man put him in the record books following hat-tricks at home to Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.
Anthony Martia who came in from for Rashford scored two late goals for United but the goals were not enough to give them a point in the game as it ended 6:3. It is a day of embarrassment for United and manager Erik ten Hag and one of elation for City and Pep Guardiola.