Haaland and Foden hat-tricks give hosts big derby win – ST Sport Today

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Erling Haaland and Phil Foden celebrate Man City’s win against Man Utd

A hat-trick for Erling Haaland and Phil Foden each gave Manchester City a 6-3 win against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

It was a ruthless display from the Premier League champions, who were four goals ahead in the first half after tearing United apart countless times with their passing and footballing movement.

Antony scored with a superb strike early in the second half and Anthony Martial came off the bench to score twice in stoppage time which made the scoreline slightly more respectable, but it was City’s dominant display against Erik ten Hag’s men.

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Pep Guardiola saw his team return to leader Arsenal at the top of the league, and remain the only team unbeaten in England’s top flight this season.

Foden gave the hosts the lead after just eight minutes, with Joao Cancelo setting up Bernardo Silva on the left and his low cross left the England international free to sweep the ball into David de Gea’s near post.

Haaland then came back from Kevin De Bruyne’s corner just after the hour mark to force a header over the line, despite Tyrell Malacia’s best effort to prevent it.

The Belgian crossed again for the Norwegian just three minutes later when he crossed from a deep right into the back post, with Haaland there to divert the ball past De Gea again.

Former Borussia Dortmund star Haaland was the provider just before half-time as he was again brought on by De Bruyne, before driving a perfect low cross at the far post for Foden to lead in his 50th goal for City in all competitions to make it 4-0 at the break. .

Some pride was restored for the visitors 11 minutes into the second half when Antony scored with a superb long-range effort after clipping his left foot and firing into the far corner, only for Haaland to complete his treble after guiding Sergio Gomes’ cross.

Foden finished well when played by Haaland to make it six, and although substitute Martial forced the ball home after Ederson pushed Fred’s shot, and went on to win and score a penalty in added time, it was a comfortable day for City in Manchester.

What does it mean? Haaland’s hat-trick hero… again

It’s now 17 goals in 11 games for Haaland at City as the impressive striker looks to break the scoring record as many times as he can.

His treble here made him the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games in the competition.

Haaland, who also has two assists, only made his Premier League debut 56 days ago, but he already has as many hat-tricks as Cristiano Ronaldo (three), who sits glumly on the bench as he is not used. visitor replacement.

Foden also shot on derby day

It seems a bit odd to think Foden could be overshadowed after scoring a hat-trick in the Manchester derby, but when you play with a machine like Haaland it’s easy to see why.

However, the local lad was again in excellent form, with three neat finishes and a total passing accuracy of 95 per cent, as well as completing 89 per cent of his passes in the final third, more than any other City player who made four or more. .

Another full four starts from United

Coming in at half-time at the end of a hammer has been a familiar feeling for the Red Devils.

Since the start of the 2020-21 season, United have conceded four or more first-half goals in four Premier League games (also against Spurs in 2020, Liverpool in 2021 and Brentford this season), twice as often as any other team at this time.

Key Opta Stats:

  • This is the highest scoring Manchester derby in any competition in the 187th competitive meeting of the two teams.
  • This is the first time City have scored six goals at home against United in all competitions – the previous two examples were away from home (6-1 in January 1926 and 6-1 in October 2011).
  • United have conceded six goals in a Premier League game for only the fourth time, with two of those coming against City (also October 2011).
  • Foden scored his 49th, 50th and 51st goals for City in all competitions – his first senior hat-trick. Aged 22 years and 127 days, he became the youngest player to reach 50 under Pep Guardiola, surpassing Lionel Messi (22 years 164 days).
  • Haaland and Foden became the third and fourth City players to score a hat-trick against United after Francis Lee in December 1970 and Horace Barnes in October 1921.
  • City are the third team to have two hat-tricks in a Premier League game, after Arsenal v Southampton in 2003 (Jermaine Pennant, Robert Pires) and Leicester v Southampton in 2019 (Ayoze Perez, Jamie Vardy).

What’s next?

It’s a return to European action for both teams when City host FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday, while United need a morale-boosting result as they travel to Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League.

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