Manchester City 6 Manchester United 3

Sunday 02 October 2022 16:00

Manchester United suffered a heavy 6-3 defeat away to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

A dominant display from City saw them go 4-0 up before the half-time whistle, before they added a further two goals in the second half. 

Braces from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden all but sealed the three points for the hosts in the opening 45, before both went on to complete their hat-tricks after the interval.

Antony pulled one back for the Reds just before the hour mark, making it 4-1, and Anthony Martial scored twice on his return from injury, but these were nothing more than consolation goals as Erik ten Hag's side lost 6-3.

Jadon Sancho battles with Bernardo Silva.
City were the dominant team from the off, and it would take just three minutes before they were threatening United's goal. Kevin De Bruyne's effort was saved and Bernardo Silva's follow-up was blocked.

Only five minutes later, the hosts took the lead through Foden. Involved once again, Silva played a pass into the box where an unmarked Foden swept the ball up into the top corner leaving David De Gea stranded between the sticks. 

The Reds were struggling to retain possession and one of the turnovers led to Gundogan going close to doubling City's lead by hitting the post from a free-kick.
Just after the half-hour mark, the Blues extended their advantage thanks to Haaland. The Norwegian forward was on the end of De Bruyne's corner to head home, despite efforts from the Reds to clear it off the line. 

City's no.9 bagged his second of the game just four minutes later, as he was once again on the end of a ball in from De Bruyne to finish the move off at the back post. And shortly before the half-time whistle, Haaland would provide the assist for Foden's second strike. The Blues' fourth goal was a mirror image of their third with the Englishman scoring at the far post beyond De Gea.
Antony pulled one back for the Reds in the second half.
The second 45 proved a tough ask for the Reds, although Antony sparked a glimmer of hope just before the hour mark. The Brazilian cut inside and curled the ball beyond Ederson in the City goal, against the run of play. 

But any flicker of hope was soon extinguished by the unplayable Haaland, who scored his third of the game in the 65th minute. A low cross in from first-half substitute Sergio Gomez found the Norwegian who smashed it home to complete his hat-trick. 

And he wasn't the only City player to complete a triple in front of the home fans. Local boy Foden scored his third of the game in the 72nd minute with a ferocious shot past De Gea at the near post to make it 6-1. 
Anthony Martial scored a second-half brace against City.

Martial scored twice on his return from injury, firstly heading home when the ball fell into his path after Fred's shot was saved well by Ederson.

The Frenchman slotted home a penalty in the 90th minute to give United a third goal. But, like Antony's earlier strike, Anthony's double was of little consolation.


Manchester City: Ederson; Walker (Gomez 41), Akanji, Ake, Cancelo; Gundogan (Laporte 75), De Bruyne (Alvarez 75), Silva; Foden (Mahrez 75), Haaland, Grealish (Palmer 75).

Subs not used:
Ortega, Carson, Dias, Lewis.

Foden 8, 44, 72; Haaland 34, 38, 65.

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane (Lindelof 40), Martinez, Malacia (Shaw 45); McTominay (Casemiro 59), Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho (Fred 70); Rashford (Martial 59). 

Subs not used: Heaton, Elanga, Ronaldo, Pellistri.

Goals: Antony 56; Martial 84, 90. 

Bookings: Dalot 2; Malacia 23; Fernandes 80.

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