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.
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.
1 – Erling Haaland is the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive home games in the competition. Monster. pic.twitter.com/Iys0rdu4ey
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 2, 2022
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.