By DAVIDSON ABRAHAM, Middle East
Erling Haaland has broken more records after scoring another hat-trick in Manchester City’s rampant 6-3 win over rivals Manchester United. The Norwegian striker has been unsurprisingly heavily involved in goal contribution for Pep Guardiola’s side this season and his first appearance in the Manchester derby was no different.
Haaland and Phil Foden each scored a brace in the first half as City went into the break with a commanding 4-0 lead. The former completed his hat-trick with a close-range finish in the 64th minute in to take his tally for the season to 17 and break a number of records in the process.
The 22-year-old has now scored three consecutive home hat-tricks, the first player to do it in Premier League history.
Haaland is also the first City player to score a hat-trick against United since Francis Lee in December 1970. He was later joined by Foden, who go his third in the 73rd minute.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the striker said: ‘Yeah, not bad! We scored six goals! What can I say. It’s amazing. To win at home, score six goals, it’s nice’.
‘You can feel it all the time. You can see the passes we give each other. We always want to go forward and to attack’ ‘It’s what I love about the team. In the end, it’s amazing. There is nothing more to say.’
The win against Erik ten Hag’s side has taken City within a point of league leaders Arsenal, who beat Tottenham on Saturday.
They will return to action on Wednesday night when they take on Copenhagen in the Champions League before returning to Premier League actions against Southampton on Saturday.