Manchester is blue - and something of that! Three goals each from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden provided Manchester City with a show of power against local rivals United. Only Antony could do some cosmetics for the Red Devils. Towards the end, City's concentration waned and United corrected the result with a one-two from Joker Anthony Martial.
He's just a phenomenon: Erling Haaland scored his 12th, 13th and 14th goals of the season in the city derby against Manchester United on Sunday - on matchday eight! Haaland now has a total of 17 goals in nine games for his new employer. The Norwegian wasn't the only attacker in Pep Guardiola's team to shine against Man United: Phil Foden, who put City ahead, also scored three goals. At Manchester United, on the other hand, as little came together as the result suggests. The 4:0 at half-time was also deserved in terms of height, only the goal worth seeing after Antony changed sides can be positively emphasized on this Sunday in the red part of the city. The non-performance of the team was also honored by some fans who left the stadium at half-time. Ouch! When the score was 6:1, City finally shifted down two or three gears. That invited Manchester City to at least tweak the result a bit: Substitute Anthony Martial hit the head first and then a penalty to make it 6-2 and 6-3. Erik ten Hag will face new criticism after this game. The question marks at Manchester United remain, the Red Devils don't really get on track even under the Dutchman. The exact opposite applies to Manchester City: the Sky Blues finally seem unstoppable with the addition of Erling Haaland.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Hattrick Haaland, Hattrick Foden: ManCity takes ManUnited apart.