Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both score hattrick as Manchester City humiliated Manchester United 6-3 at Etihad on Sunday.
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 Manchester derby.
Erling Haaland is the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games in the competition.
Haaland’s rampage this season continued as he made it 17 goals in 10 games since his move from Borussia Dortmund and Phil Foden also scored his first treble for City as they closed the gap on pace-setters Arsenal to one point.
After eight minutes, Foden scored City’s first goal when he swept home Bernardo Silva’s cross, a minute before Haaland headed home a corner.
Haaland added a third after Kevin de Bruyne’s excellent pass, then turned provider to allow Foden to finish easily before the break.
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, 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.
Pep Guardiola and United ended the day with elation following Anthony Martial’s late goal, which was followed by his added-time penalty.
Below are the highlights of this week’s most interesting match where Manchester City disgraced Manchester United 6-3 Etihad Stadium:
Key Opta Stats:
– This was the highest ever scoring Manchester derby in any competition in what was the two sides’ 187th competitive meeting.
– It was the first time City scored six goals in a home game against United in all competitions – the previous two instances came away from home (6-1 in January 1926 and 6-1 in October 2011).
– United conceded six goals in a Premier League game for only the fourth time, with two of these coming against City (also October 2011).
– Foden scored his 49th, 50th and 51st goals for City in all competitions – his first ever senior hat-trick. Aged 22 years and 127 days, he became the youngest player to reach 50 under Pep Guardiola, surpassing Lionel Messi (22y 164d).
– Haaland and Foden became the third and fourth City players respectively to score a hat-trick versus United after Francis Lee in December 1970 and Horace Barnes in October 1921.
– City were only the third side to have two hat-trick scorers in a single Premier League game, after Arsenal v Southampton in 2003 (Jermaine Pennant, Robert Pires) and Leicester v Southampton in 2019 (Ayoze Perez, Jamie Vardy).
In the Champions League, City entertains FC Copenhagen on Wednesday, while United travel to Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League.