Haaland made history at the Etihad with his third successive home hat-trick for Manchester City. The Norwegian forward led the demolition of the Red Devils in the Manchester derby which ended 6-1.
Manchester City completely decimated Manchester United by 4-0 in the first half of the Manchester derby. A pair of braces for Haaland and Foden compounded the Red Devils to a disastrous first 45 minutes at the Etihad stadium.
Antony grabbed one back for the visitors after the restart but Haalands hat-trick ensured the game was beyond Ten Hag’s men. Foden then completed his hat-trick in the 73rd minute courtesy of a Haaland assist.
Anthony Martial scored a brace for Manchester United but it was a little too late for the Red Devils as the game ended 6-3.
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Goal! Manchester City 6-2 Manchester United
Martial nods one home. Ederson’s save rebounded to him.
Goal! Manchester City 6-1 Manchester United
Foden with his hat-trick. That was so easy for City.
Goal! Manchester City 5-1 Manchester United
Guess who? Haaland, of course. That’s his hat-trick and a well-taken goal. He is incredible.
Goal! Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United
Antony gets one back. Great finish from distance.
We are back for the second 45 minutes!
That’s the whistle for the break here. City lead thanks to Foden and Haaland, who both have two.
Goal! Manchester City 4-0 Manchester United
Wow, what a goal from City as Foden gets his second. What a brilliant transition – breathtaking. Haaland with the assist.
Goal! Manchester City 3-0 Manchester United
Haaland again, 3-0. Too easy for City. A nightmare for United and ten Hag.
Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Manchester United
Haaland scores from a corner. He was unmarked, amazingly.
Will Haaland get a goal?
Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United
Foden gives City the lead with an outstanding finish. That was trademark City with excellent build-up play. Delightful assist from Bernardo.
We’re under way here at the Etihad.
There will be a few nervous City fans seeing Rodri is unavailable today and Akanji and Ake are starting at centre-back, but the front three of Grealish, Foden and Haaland start together for the third time in four games and they are beginning to look like a good trio. The balance in that side is very good, with De Bruyne drifting over to help Foden on the right and Bernardo combining with Grealish on the left. Those partnerships pulled Wolves all over the place two weeks ago.
United have gone with the expected starting XI but there is the odd surprise on the bench with the presence of Facundo Pellistri.
Ten Hag did not mention Wan-Bissaka, Van de Beek or Dubravka on Friday and it was already assumed they were out of the game. Van de Beek is having to wait longer for a start under the coach who made him than he did under his old scourge Solskjaer last season. Wan-Bissaka has become a nonentity in the United squad and Dubravka, a peculiar recruit given his prominent profile until recently, has already succumbed to injury.