Premier League Live, Manchester City vs Manchester United Highlights: Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat tricks Sunday as Erik ten Hag was humiliated in his first Manchester derby. Manchester City destroyed rival Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad and moved to within a point of Premier League leader Arsenal. It was Haaland’s third hat trick of the season – and his third in successive home league games.
Ten Hag becomes the sixth United manager since Alex Ferguson’s retirement to lose his first derby – but had a heavier defeat than either David Moyes or Ralf Rangnick, who both lost by margins of 4-1. The Dutchman came into the game having been named manager of the month in the Premier League but any celebrations were short-lived after a traumatic afternoon for United in the highest-ever scoring meeting between these teams.
Follow City vs United Highlights from Etihad Stadium below.
The late goals from Martial may have salvaged the scoreline. But it was a mauling from City, and United’s lack of rhythm or energy, as well as individual mistakes, will be a cause for concern. Pep Guardiola’s side asserted their dominance.
Haaland scored a hattrick and set up two for Foden who also scored three.
FULL-TIME | Manchester is BLUE! 💙
🔵 6-3 🔴 #ManCity pic.twitter.com/Tev0vojClZ
Martial goes down to an Akanji challenge in the box. Takes the penalty and puts it into the top right corner. City lead cut to 6-3.
Martial header gets on the back of a rebound from Ederson, saving a brilliant shot from Fred, to reduce the City’s lead to 6-2.
The United captain’s frustrations are evident as he picks up a yellow for being in the referee’s ear. Not the first time today.
3 – In Erling Haaland & Phil Foden, @ManCity are the third side to have two hat-trick scorers in a single @premierleague game, after Arsenal v Southampton in May 2003 (Jermaine Pennant, Robert Pires) & Leicester v Southampton in October 2019 (Ayoze Pérez, Jamie Vardy). Historic. pic.twitter.com/OfpU1yfkBV
Terrible defending from United, standing still and playing Foden onside as Haaland slipped him in to score his third of the day.
City 6-1 up, making a five-man change now to give some players game time.
Perfectly positioned, Haaland taps in a Sergio Gomez cross to score his third hattrick for a third successive home game.
He’s been THAT good today.
1 – Erling Haaland is the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games in the competition. Monster. pic.twitter.com/Iys0rdu4ey
Casemiro on as United search for control in midfield.
Erik ten Hag makes a double change.#MUFC || #MCIMUN pic.twitter.com/wRNNna3ZeI
The Red Devils winger took a great first touch from an exchange of play, and curled in a long-range drive into the bottom left corner.
That needs to wake United up, as City still lead 4-1.
The tempo has slowed down from the frenetic first half as United look for a way through to get on the scoreboard.
City, with Haaland, Foden, and De Buyne, look dangerous every time they are on the ball.
Ten Hag only makes one change, Luke Shaw for the booked Tyrell Malacia at left back. He has got Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.
United desperate for a response as the second half commences.
The Manchester United away section has emptied out, and it won’t be full in the second half.
City were tantalising. Haaland’s star continues to shine, and United’s lack of control in midfield and no distinct game plan has cost them massively.
How will Ten Hag and United respond?
FIRST-HALF REVIEW? 😅#ManCity pic.twitter.com/UYxSu7XnlT
Haaland puts in a brilliant cross this time, and Foden puts it past De Gea to make it 4-0 before half time.
Unite capitulating, City ruthlessly brilliant.
United are forced into a change.#MUFC || #MCIMUN pic.twitter.com/ovEYY4Jhgw
An unbelievable bit of interplay between Haaland and De Bruyne.The latter put in a well-timed cross, and Haaland’s finish, timing his slide to meet it, was executed just as perfectly as the pass. They look unplayable together…
Haaland heads his first derby goal!
The Norwegian latched onto a corner, after a cluster of City chances, and a break for Varane’s injury.
He has scored his 12th Premier Leaue goal of the season, in eight games. City are now turning the knife.
Rashford has been asked to move to the left with Antony now playing centrally, presumably for a better press. But United’s struggles, on and off the ball, persist.
Losing the ball too many times in midfield, United giving the ball to opposition wingers Grealish and Foden, who are having a field day with space and time in the opposition third. Both United full backs now booked.
City can be 3 or 4 up.
This time it’s Foden who misses a vicious follow-up from the box. United haven’t had a real kick in the first quarter of the game.
Brilliantly shaped free kick from the German. De Gea was standing still as Gundogan’s curler hit the post.
The Manchester Derby pits David vs Goliath. It fashions Pep Guardiola, one of the greatest football managers to ever live, against Erik Ten Hag, months older than the Spaniard but younger, newer to the game. It pitches the hype of Erling Haaland against the guaranteed dogfight that Lisandro Martinez brings to the table.
But most importantly, it matches up the might of Manchester City and the organisation’s steady, efficient success against the downward slope of United’s functioning over the past few years. Just on the pitch, City have so many options, none better than the ruthless striker upfront. Read More