Haaland sets new PL record as Man City defeat United 6-3

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Sensational forward Erling Haaland scored a hattrick on Sunday afternoon to help Manchester City thrash rivals Manchester United 6-3 in their league derby match.

It took the Norway international only 34 minutes to make his mark on the proceedings, scoring City’s second goal after Foden’s opener by sending in a towering header from a corner.

Less than three minutes later, Haaland was at it again, getting on the end of a delightful cross by Kevin De Bruyne to make it 3-0.

The 22-year-old then set up Phil Foden for the fourth goal to make 15 goals contributions (13 goals and two assists) in just eight Premier League appearances – no other player has managed as many in their first ten games.

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He wasn’t done there though as in the 64th minute the Norweigan swept home Sergio Gómez’s low cross to complete his hat-trick – the first scored by a Man City player against Manchester United since 1970.

According to stats aggregator OptaJoe, Erling Haaland is the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games in the competition.

His first Manchester derby and a couple of new records are in the bag for a man who proves every week just how good he really is.