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Manchester City’s Erling Haaland makes history with hat-trick in United’s thrashing


Erling Haaland’s surprising debut season with Manchester City got even better on Sunday.

In his English Premier League club’s rival clash against Manchester United, Haaland made history with a hat-trick in their 6–3 victory. Phil Foden also added three goals in the victory.

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Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, left, celebrates with teammate Jack Grealish after scoring his team’s fifth goal and personal treble during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Sunday, October 2. , 2022.
(AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Haaland already came into the game in tears. He scored 11 goals in seven games in addition to one assist. He had kept Manchester City within Arsenal’s reach, and the victory moved them within a point of the Gunners and winners of four of their last five.

The Norwegian also made Premier League history with his hat-trick and his third in consecutive home league games. He became the first player in Premier League history to record three goals in consecutive league games at home. He is also the fastest Premier League player to reach three Premier League hat-tricks.

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Haaland also broke a tie with Sergio Aguero with eight games in a row with a goal. He and Foden became the two and third players to score a hat-trick in the Manchester Derby. The first player to do so was Andrei Kanchelskis of Manchester United in November 1994.

Manchester City's Phil Foden, right, celebrates with teammate Erling Haaland after scoring his team's sixth goal and personal hat-trick during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Sunday, October 2.  , 2022.

Manchester City’s Phil Foden, right, celebrates with teammate Erling Haaland after scoring his team’s sixth goal and personal hat-trick during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Sunday, October 2. , 2022.
(AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Manchester City's Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal and personal hat-trick during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his team’s fifth goal and personal hat-trick during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
(AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Haaland joined Manchester City after spending two seasons with Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Last season he scored 22 goals in 24 games.

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With the loss, Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag became the sixth United manager since Alex Ferguson’s retirement to lose his first derby. Ferguson retired in 2013.

Associated Press contributed to this report.



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