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Man City 6-3 Man Utd: Erling Haaland and Phil Foden score hat-tricks

By Phil McNultyChief football writer
Manchester City's Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland's third home hat-trick in a row further underlined his clinical finishing

Manchester City's Erling Haaland became the first player to score three successive Premier League home hat-tricks as Manchester United were humiliated in the derby at Etihad Stadium.

Haaland's rampant start to the season continued as he made it 17 goals in 11 starts - a goal every 54 minutes - since his move from Borussia Dortmund while Phil Foden scored his first treble for City as they closed the gap on pace-setters Arsenal to one point.

This was a brutal reality check for United after their recent improvement, as the reigning Premier League champions ran riot to illustrate the gulf in class between the teams.

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 United subsided, Haaland 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.

United's new signing Antony replied with a superb goal from 25 yards to pull one back but it only provoked City to up the tempo again, 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.

Haaland's third put him in the record books following hat-tricks at home to Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.

Anthony Martial's late goal for United was greeted in near silence, as was his added-time penalty, on a day of embarrassment for the visitors and their manager Erik ten Hag and one of elation for City and Pep Guardiola.

Who can stop Man City and Haaland?

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

City were clearly potent before the arrival of Haaland but he has put them on a different level, delivering the one thing they were arguably missing as he increases the ratio of chances they take with his ruthless finishing.

Add the creativity, and on this day the goals, from Foden plus the genius of De Bruyne and it is hard to see how they can be stopped, with Haaland also looking as if he could be the missing link that might finally bring the Champions League to the Etihad.

City blew United away as they started at lightning speed and went in 4-0 at half-time, referee Michael Oliver's whistle for the break coming as a merciful release for United.

United's goal poked City into action with Antony's fine strike merely the catalyst for another onslaught, as Haaland scored the record-breaking third.

Abject Man Utd put in their place

Manchester United arrived at the Etihad fuelled by the optimism of four successive league wins but were brought down to earth by their rampant neighbours.

United looked out of their depth within seconds of the start, surviving three goal-line clearances in the same incident before Foden set the tone for the afternoon when he flashed Silva's cross past a helpless David de Gea.

Manager Ten Hag resisted the temptation to start with the experience of £70m signing from Real Madrid, Casemiro, as he stuck with Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

It was a decision he may now regret as United were over-powered and over-run in all areas, unable to stem the tide and failing to cope with City's creation and the awesome power and athleticism of Haaland.

The fact they scored more goals in the second half than City, including a beauty from new signing Antony, can hardly be labelled as a consolation as their recent upturn in results was put in perspective.

If anyone at United thought those better results in the last few weeks meant they were moving closer to City, this scoreline - which actually flattered them - put a stop to those notions.

Player of the match

HaalandErling Haaland

with an average of 8.73

Manchester City

  1. Squad number9Player nameHaaland
    Average rating

    8.73

  2. Squad number47Player nameFoden
    Average rating

    8.53

  3. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
    Average rating

    7.98

  4. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
    Average rating

    7.39

  5. Squad number8Player nameGündogan
    Average rating

    7.16

  6. Squad number10Player nameGrealish
    Average rating

    6.86

  7. Squad number7Player nameJoão Cancelo
    Average rating

    6.75

  8. Squad number25Player nameAkanji
    Average rating

    6.75

  9. Squad number6Player nameAké
    Average rating

    6.65

  10. Squad number2Player nameWalker
    Average rating

    6.38

  11. Squad number21Player nameGómez
    Average rating

    6.30

  12. Squad number14Player nameLaporte
    Average rating

    6.29

  13. Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez
    Average rating

    6.24

  14. Squad number31Player nameEderson
    Average rating

    6.24

  15. Squad number80Player namePalmer
    Average rating

    6.21

  16. Squad number26Player nameMahrez
    Average rating

    6.04

Manchester United

  1. Squad number9Player nameMartial
    Average rating

    5.53

  2. Squad number21Player nameAntony
    Average rating

    4.82

  3. Squad number14Player nameEriksen
    Average rating

    4.27

  4. Squad number23Player nameShaw
    Average rating

    4.07

  5. Squad number18Player nameCasemiro
    Average rating

    3.94

  6. Squad number1Player namede Gea
    Average rating

    3.79

  7. Squad number6Player nameLi Martínez
    Average rating

    3.79

  8. Squad number17Player nameFred
    Average rating

    3.75

  9. Squad number25Player nameSancho
    Average rating

    3.70

  10. Squad number19Player nameVarane
    Average rating

    3.61

  11. Squad number8Player nameBruno Fernandes
    Average rating

    3.59

  12. Squad number10Player nameRashford
    Average rating

    3.58

  13. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay
    Average rating

    3.57

  14. Squad number2Player nameLindelöf
    Average rating

    3.55

  15. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Dalot
    Average rating

    3.51

  16. Squad number12Player nameMalacia
    Average rating

    3.46

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 2WalkerSubstituted forGómezat 41'minutes
  • 25Akanji
  • 6Aké
  • 7Cancelo
  • 17De BruyneSubstituted forÁlvarezat 75'minutes
  • 8GündoganSubstituted forLaporteat 75'minutes
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 47FodenSubstituted forMahrezat 75'minutes
  • 9Haaland
  • 10GrealishSubstituted forPalmerat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 18Ortega
  • 19Álvarez
  • 21Gómez
  • 26Mahrez
  • 33Carson
  • 80Palmer
  • 82Lewis

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 20DalotBooked at 2mins
  • 19VaraneSubstituted forLindelöfat 40'minutes
  • 6Li Martínez
  • 12MalaciaBooked at 23minsSubstituted forShawat 45'minutes
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forCasemiroat 59'minutes
  • 14Eriksen
  • 21Antony
  • 8Bruno FernandesBooked at 80mins
  • 25SanchoSubstituted forFredat 70'minutes
  • 10RashfordSubstituted forMartialat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lindelöf
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9Martial
  • 17Fred
  • 18Casemiro
  • 22Heaton
  • 23Shaw
  • 28Pellistri
  • 36Elanga
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
53,475

Match Stats

Home TeamMan CityAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home3
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Manchester City 6, Manchester United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester City 6, Manchester United 3.

  3. Post update

    Goal! Manchester City 6, Manchester United 3. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty conceded by João Cancelo (Manchester City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Manchester United. Anthony Martial draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Antony (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Casemiro (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fred.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antony (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diogo Dalot.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio Gómez with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Lisandro Martínez.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester City 6, Manchester United 2. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fred (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Shaw.

  13. Booking

    Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Palmer.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Aymeric Laporte replaces Ilkay Gündogan.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Cole Palmer replaces Jack Grealish.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez replaces Phil Foden.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Julián Álvarez replaces Kevin De Bruyne.

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