Man City 6-3 Man United: Haaland and Foden star as City hammer rivals

Man City vs Man United
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Manchester City see Manchester United off 6-3 on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Man City were looking to pick up points, following a 3-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers while Man U were coming from consecutive wins against Arsenal and Leicester City. Man City and Man U currently occupy 2nd and 6th spots in the league, with 20 points and 12 points respectively after 9 matches.

Cityzens started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Phil Foden opened the rout, 8 minutes in. The momentum was again with Man City, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Erling Haaland on the 34 minute mark to establish a 2-0 result. The momentum was again with Man City, who then scored again courtesy of a effort from Erling Haaland, 37 minutes in to establish a 3-0 result. However they weren’t finished yet and Phil Foden made it 4-0 just before half-time, ending the first half 4-0.

Man U took the lead in the second half, when Antony found the net, 56 minutes in. However, Man City increased their advantage 5-1 thanks to a hat trick effort from Erling Haaland on the 64 minute mark. The momentum was again with Man City, who then scored again courtesy of a hat trick effort from Phil Foden on the 72 minute mark to establish a 6-1 result. However, The Red Devils refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Anthony Martial on the 84 minute mark. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a penalty 2nd effort from Anthony Martial just before the final whistle to make it 6-3.

Substitutions for Man City included Sergio Gomez, Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez, Cole Palmer and Aymeric Laporte for Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Ilkay Gundogan, respectively. Man U brought on Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Casemiro and Fred, to replace Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, Marcus Rashford, Scott Mctominay and Jadon Sancho.

The referee booked three players from Man U, Diogo Dalot, Tyrell Malacia and Bruno Fernandes.

Man City will play their next fixture at home against Southampton, while Man U will face Everton away.

Technical card:
Manchester City:Ederson, Kyle Walker (Sergio Gomez, min.41), Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne (Julian Alvarez, min.74), Ilkay Gundogan (Aymeric Laporte, min.75), Jack Grealish (Cole Palmer, min.75), Erling Haaland and Phil Foden (Riyad Mahrez, min.75)
Manchester United:David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane (Victor Lindelof, min.41), Tyrell Malacia (Luke Shaw, min.46), Antony, Scott Mctominay (Casemiro, min.59), Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho (Fred, min.70) and Marcus Rashford (Anthony Martial, min.59)
Stadium:the Etihad Stadium
Goals:Phil Foden (1-0, min. 8), Erling Haaland (2-0, min. 34), Erling Haaland (3-0, min. 37), Phil Foden (4-0, min. 44), Antony (4-1, min. 56), Erling Haaland (5-1, min. 64), Phil Foden (6-1, min. 72), Anthony Martial (6-2, min. 84) and Anthony Martial (6-3, min. 90)