Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both struck hat tricks as Manchester City routed rivals Manchester United in an emphatic 6-3 victory on Sunday to stay unbeaten in the Premier League.
Manchester United had plans to tackle Man City which were seen blown to smithereens as City raced into a commanding four-goal lead within the first half at the Etihad, starting with a Foden strike on eight minutes before Haaland netted a quick-fire double, with Foden adding an extra goal on the stroke of half-time.
United clawed a goal back through a shocking left-footed strike from Antony — his second goal in as many Premier League games for the club — but Haaland completed his score shortly after, with Foden adding a 3rd of his own on 73 minutes.
Haaland becomes the primary player in Premier League history to get a score in three consecutive home games.
United striker Anthony Martial struck a pair these days consolation goals within the final 10 minutes of the match — first heading in a very rebound, the second from the penalty spot — but couldn’t cut the deficit enough to hassle City in an exceedingly resounding Manchester derby victory.
Sunday’s result means City move to within one point of leaders Arsenal.
“We scored six goals, what am I able to say, it’s amazing,” Haaland told Sky Sports. “To win reception, scoring six goals, it’s nice.
“You can feel it all the time. you’ll be able to see the passes we give one another. We always want to travel forward and attack. It’s what I really like about the team.”
Despite the comfortable nature of the victory, City boss Pep Guardiola wasn’t quick to heap on his team.
“Perfection doesn’t exist, it’s impossible,” Guardiola said. “But we must attempt to look there. We did good, we are able to do better, many, many players had sloppy passes. this can be not good. we’ve to be more consistent. In some areas, we were still not good.
“Some players weren’t good today so they must improve.”