Erling Haaland continued his red hot form as he became the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games when he helped Manchester City rout Manchester United 6-3 on Sunday.
He also became the first Man City player to score a Premier League hat-trick against United while Phil Foden became just the second with his own hattrick in the same match. With Haaland’s 3 goals on Sunday, he ties Cristiano Ronaldo, who was on the bench for United, with 3 Premier League hattricks.
Haaland headed his first in the 34th minute to put City in command and then added his second just 3 minutes later. He rounded off his hattrick in the 64th minute for his 17th goal of the season.
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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.
It was a case of damage limitation at the halftime interval after City raced to a 4-0 lead in an utterly dominant display.
(With AP inputs)