Erling Haaland has continued to make his mark on the premier league scoring a hat-trick in his first Manchester derby as Man city beat neighbours Manchester united 6-3 in a Sunday evening Premier league tie.
Young star Phil Foden opened the score charts in the 8th minute steering a left footed clip past David Degea high into the net following a perfect low ball delivery by Silva into the area.
By now, Manchester united was on the ropes facing a barrage of attacks and near misses from the Man city forwards. Two United players(Tyrell Malacia and Diogo Dalot) were booked in the first 23 minutes of the game.
The game went downhill for United right after as Erling Haaland made it 2-0 in the 34th minute with a powerful header from a Kevin De bruyne corner.
Just 3 minutes later, Haaland got on the score sheet again scoring his 13th goal of the season, a clinical finish at the back post.
With 5 minutes to half time, Erik Ten Hag was forced to subsitute Raphael Varane who was injured bringing on Victor Lindelof in his place.
Manchester city’s Kyle walker too could not play the game any further after a nasty fall on the sideline making way for Sergio Gomez.
Before half time, Phil Foden poured on the misery for Man United making it 4-0.
The second half saw a reenergized Manchester united throwing everything they had at city and it paid off as Antony pulled one back for the red devils curling home a sublime strike on his left foot into the bottom right corner.
Man city was not done yet,
Haaland scored his 3rd of the night, his third hat-trick of the season steering a left footed strike into the middle of the net.
Before long, Phil Foden too bagged the first hat-trick of his career smashing a left footed strike past degea.
Ten hag’s substitutions then started paying off with martial stooping low to head home a close range rebound following fred’s shot that was saved by Ederson.
With just 2 minutes to the end of the game, Cancelo gifted manchester united their third goal after fouling Martial in the box. Martial converted the resultant penalty to make bring the total score to 6-3.
This win puts manchester city within a point of Premier league Table leaders arsenal