Manchester City attackers Erling Haaland and Phil Folden grabbed hat tricks in the 6-3 win against Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in their Premier League clash on Sunday.
Phil Folden broke the deadlock in the eighth minute of the match with a Manchester City utilising the spaces left by the Manchester United defence.
Illkay Gundogan’s effort from a free-kick position was rocked by the pole with Manchester City looking dangerous each time they advanced.
Phil Folden had a shoot inches away from the goal post after a ball work from Jack Grealish in the 20th minute. Manchester City’s high press created a huge issue for Manchester United, relying solely on their pacey attackers.
Manchester City made it look extremely simple to curtail Manchester United long ball playing midfielders and pacey attackers, Kevin de Bruyne’s long-range effort was parried away by De Gea in the 30th minute after too much scramble in the Manchester United box.
Erling Haaland announced himself in the 33rd minute of the game with a header after a dazzling run to make him lose his marker Eriksen to plant a header to the back of the net.
De Bruyne made it easy for Manchester City with a silky pass to curled behind the backline of Manchester United’s defence that Haaland pounced on to make it 3-0 in the 34th minute of the match.
Raphael Varane was forced off with Lindelof thrown and Kyle Walker was substituted for Gomez with just five minutes to go and it doesn’t seem Manchester United had an answer to Manchester City’s heavy attacking approach.
Folden got his brace and made the scoreline 4-0 with just a minute to end the first half, the first half ended in 4-0.
Malacia made way for Luke Shaw as Erik ten Hag changed his team approach in the second half, Manchester United had control of the second half with greater ball possession.
Anthony scored for Manchester United in the 56th minute of the clash with a brilliant curled shot from the Brazilian to make it 4-1. Haaland got his hat-trick in the 64th minute to make it 5-1 from a close range.
Folden grabbed his hat trick and scored the sixth scored to complete his hat-trick against Manchester United in the 72nd minute of the clash, to make it 6-1.
Anthony Martial scored the second goal for Manchester United to make it 6-2, Manchester United was handed a penalty after a rough tackle from Manchester City defender to make the score line 6-3.