City crushes United in the Manchester derby (6-3)

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  • Foden and Haaland share a hat-trick each in an exhibition of football by Guardiola's team.

  • The Norwegian striker is the fastest in the history of the Premier in adding three trebles: in eight games.

City crushes United in the Manchester derby (6-3)

There was no other color than light blue in the Manchester derby. A brilliant sky blue that made United fans, who until recently looked down on their City rivals, blush with anger and embarrassment. Now they go with their heads down. An overwhelming 6-3 took. United on their visit to the Etihad, as resounding on the pitch with the difference in play as in the dimension they acquired; the scoreboard, quite in keeping with the beating received.

Between Phil Foden and Erling Haaland signed the damage caused to the eternal rival, both sharing a triplet of goals< /strong>, and they overshadowed the valuable work of guys like Kevin de Bruyne (two assists) and Bernardo Silva, even Manuel Akanji, a rock in the match. The 4-0 of the rest left the duel seen for sentence and the local relaxation tolerated the three visiting goals to cover up the bruises.

City crushes United in the Manchester derby (6-3)

City players celebrate one of the goals with the fans.

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Haaland has scored all three hat-tricks in 8 games; Cristiano Ronaldo has needed 232 games.

Haaland: 14 goals in 8 games

Haaland added his third hat-trick in the Premier. The third in a row at home. He made history. He has been the fastest footballer in history to achieve it. He has only needed eight games. The dimension of the achievement is highlighted in the comparison with the best directors of the English championship. Next up is Michael Owen (Liverpool) and it took him a while. 48 matches. Behind are Ruud van Nistelrooy (United), Fernando Torres (Liverpool) and Andy Cole (Newcastle). And much further, in the distance, you can see Cristiano Ronaldo. His three hat-tricks have come after 232 games. Haaland adds 14 goals in the first eight days.

If Eric ten Haag was to modernize United and project it to the level of the other greats in the Premier, the club stayed complexed by the beating received before the current champion. Pep Guardiola's baton harmonized the temposof his footballers on the pitch, who were appearing and disappearing from all sides, without being detected.

The Dutch coach did not have time to give the first instructions that he already saw at the The team locked behind, pushed by the dizzying football of the blues, who scored early (Foden, m. 8) and weakened the red defense with the cards seen by Dalot and Malacia, unable to stop Foden and Grealish on the wings.

City crushes United in Manchester derby (6-3)

Foden scores 1-0 in Manchester derby.

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De Bruyne's chocolates

Haaland received Two chocolates from De Bruyne, first in a corner and then in a past center (m. 34 and 37) and Foden equalized. the pair of the Norwegian giant thanks to this (m. 42). Antony woke up. He knocked City out of drowsiness after the break (m. 56) and, indeed, Haaland consummated his triplet (m. 64) before making it easier for Foden to get his (m. 72).

Guardiola made four changes thinking about the next Champions League game -a circumstance that United does not have-, and Martial took advantage of it. to vindicate himself with the last two goals (m. 84 and m. 91) that many red fans did not see. They had already left the stadium.

City crushes United in the Manchester derby (6-3)

Haaland heads the corner that made it 2-0.


Haaland played He went into hiding with Varane, just as Foden overwhelmed Malacia on the wing and presented himself to the former madridista center-back, overwhelmed with so many strikers in front of him, to which he added a hyperactive Grealish and without Lisandro Martínez finding out about the film. watching them all go by.

Casemiro entered the room. with 4-1. Ten Haag saved money. the humiliation of taking Cristiano Ronaldo out onto the field to avoid the pranks of the sky-blue fans. Some applauded the rival's second goal (6-2) with evident irony. Sir Alex Ferguson put up with it. all from the box.

City crushes United in the Manchester derby (6-3)

Bruno Fernandes and Pep Guardiola.

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Technical sheet

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker (Sergio Gómez, m. 40), Akanji, Aké, Cancelo; De Bruyne (Mahrez, m. 75), Gundogan (Laporte, m. 75), Bernardo Silva; Foden (Julio Álvarez, m. 75), Haaland, Grealish (Palmer, m. 75).

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane (Lindelof, d. 40), Lisandro Martínez, Malacia (Luke Shaw, d. 46); McTominay (Casemiro, d. 59), Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho (Fred, d. 70); Rashford (Martial, m. 59).

Goals: 1-0, m. 8: Foden. 2-0, m. 34: Haland. 3-0, m. 37: Haland. 4-0, m. 44: Foden. 4-1, m. 56: Anthony. 5-1, m. 64: Haland. 6-1, m. 72: Foden. 6-2, m. 84: Martial. 6-3, m. 90: Martial, from a penalty.

Referee: Michael Oliver. admonished to the visitors Dalot (m. 2) and Malacia (m. 23).