Another sublime performance saw Erling Haaland score a hat-trick in the Manchester derby, making history in the process.
Erling Haaland made Premier League history after the Manchester City forward became the first man to score three consecutive home-game hat-tricks in the competition with his derby-day haul against Manchester United.
The Norway international, who became only the third City player to score a hat-trick in a derby meeting between the two clubs, was at the center of a dominant display from Pep Guardiola’s men at the Etihad Stadium.
The striker, who has already tore up the top-flight scoring charts with a torrid start to the campaign, added a trio of superb finishes to his growing collection of goals on Sunday.
In doing so, he became the first player in the competition’s history to score hat-tricks in three home games on the trot, which he also achieved against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest last month.
It means Haaland now has as many Premier League hat-tricks as Cristiano Ronaldo, who cut a forlorn figure as an unused substitute for Erik ten Hag’s frail visitors on the bench.
The striker was also joined by team-mate Phil Foden for the match ball as the England international quickly followed him to become the fourth City hat-trick scorer in Manchester derby history, two of which Haaland assisted to make it five goals in total.