Manchester City 6-3 Manchester United, HIGHLIGHTS: Haaland and Foden hattricks ensure derby win

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Catch the score, updates and commentary from the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium.

Haaland scored three goals and assisted two to fire Manchester City to a 6-3 win over Manchester United.

Haaland scored three goals and assisted two to fire Manchester City to a 6-3 win over Manchester United. | Photo Credit: AP

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Catch the score, updates and commentary from the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium.

Hello and welcome to the highlights of Sportstar’s coverage of the Manchester Derby.

That was all from the match blog. Haaland dazzled with three goals and two assists to set his team up for three points. United will go back to the drawing board after its four-match winning streak came to an end.

Premier League: Haaland, Foden fire hattricks to beat Manchester United 6-3

Haaland after the match

“Doesn’t get better than this. We came back (from International duty) on Thursday and on Friday I felt that something special is going to happen. It’s hard to explain the energy around the derby. The strikers think of goals but I try to do everything right and the chances will come. If the finishing is good, I will get the result. The chemistry (with De Bruyne) feels so natural. I go on the run and he finds me.”

FULL TIME Manchester City 6-3 Manchester United

Haaland strolls around the park with the match ball in his hand. He greets Foden who is also hunting for a match ball to collect. Nine goals were scored today which is a record for the Manchester derby. The game started with Manchester city absolutely bossing its rival and firing four goals in the first half. United pulled one back in the second half via Antony’s long range effort before City rampaged two more. Substitute Martial scored two late goals but the game was already dusted by then. City wins its eighth successive home game and moves back to within one point of league leader Arsenal.


Martial is fouled in the City penalty area and the referee points to the spot. Martial steps up to take the shot and fires it into the top right corner to cut the deficit to three goals. 6-3!

City 6-2 United - Martial 84’
Fred fires the shot from the left side which Ederson is able to save. But the deflection goes to the centre of the six-yard box where Martial rushes in and pokes the ball home before the City custodian is able to get on his feet.

Martial scores a second for Manchester United!

City Substitution - 75’
In - Gundogan, Grealish, De Bruyne, Foden
Out - Laporte, Palmer, Alvarez, Mahrez

Pep Guardiola makes a flurry of changes as his side has absolutely ran its rival to the ground.

City 6-1 United - Foden 73’
A third goal for Foden. Haaland receives the ball with his back to the goal. He manages to turn and play a through pass to Foden. The boy from Stockport manages to skip past the United defenders and shoot the ball home. A check is done for a potential throw in for United but the goal stands.

Foden brings up his hattrick! It’s 6-1 to City.

United Substitution - 70’
In - Fred, Out - Sancho
The last substitution is made and this means no Ronaldo in a Manchester derby.
Haaland continues to shatter records

This is Haaland’s third hattrick is as many home games. A record! He takes his tally to 14 goals for the season.

City 5-1 United - Haaland 64’
Just when we thought the game was dying down, City produces a fifth goal. Kevin De Bruyne opens the ball to Grealish on the left edge of the United box. Grealish cuts it back to De Bruyne who spots the run of left back Gomez and plays a through ball. Gomez cuts back on the first time and Haaland is unmarked in the middle to fire it home.

HATTRICK FOR HAALAND! This is just so easy for the Norwegian.


Manchester United has made four changes so far and Cristiano Ronaldo is still warming the bench. Meanwhile, the tempo of the game has slowed down as City seems comfortable with the situation of the match.

United Substitution - 59’
In - Casemiro, Martial
Out - McTominay, Rashford
City 4-1 United - Antony 56’
The Brazilian fires the ball home from outside the box. The game is going through a slowdown in tempo when Antony gets a long ball from the right side. He has ample space as Sergio Gomez errors and does not close him down. Antony has enough time to curl the ball into the left corner for his second Premier League.

Antony with a screamer! United gets a goal.


United with probably its first meaningful string of passes. The entire midfield and frontline work the ball around the City penalty area. City maintains its tight defensive line and does not give any space, though.


A corner for City! Grealish sends the ball to Gomez on the left side. But before the cross is made, Dalot covers up ground to deflect the ball and sends the ball out of play. City is unable to threaten from the set piece.


Cancelo wins the ball for City and attempts to channel the ball out to the right. But before he manages that he is fouled near the centre circle.

Second Half

Erik ten Hag makes the change in the back line as he attempts damage control. City kicks off the ball to get the second half underway.

United Substitutions - Second Half
In - Luke Shaw, Out - Malacia
Half Time City 4-0 United

City has rampaged its way to half-time. Haaland has ear-to-ear wide grin as he walks off. The proceeding was started by Foden who scored in the eighth minute. Haaland then scored his 12th and 13th goals of the Premier League season to make it 3-0, with the third goal scored of a sumptuous KDB pass. Foden rubbed further salt on United’s wounds and made it 4-0 before the end of first 45 minutes. Back for the second half shortly.

The Manchester United end at the Etihad already has empty seats.

The Manchester United end at the Etihad already has empty seats. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

City 4-0 United - Foden 44’
Kevin De Bruyne is at the heart of the move as he sends a through ball to Haaland on the left. Haaland sends the ball across the face of the goal and Foden runs in to meet the ball ahead of Martinez. 4-0 to City. And we’re just in the first half.

The noisy neighbours are running riot at Etihad Stadium! Foden scores the fourth and if you thought Haaland can only score, he just assisted this one.

United Substitution - 40’
In - Lindelof, Out - Varane
City Substitution - 41’
In - Gomez , Out - Walker

Varane has to be removed due to the injury the defender faced. City, too, is forced to make a change as Kyle Walker is replaced by Sergio Gomez.

City 3-0 United - Haaland 37’
Kevin De Bruyne with a mouth watering curler into the box from the right side. And like the sun rising from the East, you can count on Haaland to meet it in the box. He stretches forward and send the ball into the back of the net with his left foot.

Another goal for Haaland! City is taking its city rivals to the cleaners! Two goals in four minutes.

City 2-0 United - Erling Haaland 34’
Haaland is the highest one in the air as he meets the curling cross from De Bruyne. He powers the ball into the left side of the goal. Malacia attempts the clearance off the goal line but Michael Oliver’s watch pings and the GLT confirms the second goal for City. This happens when Varane was off the pitch.

Haaland scores! That was inevitable really!


Another flurry of shots by City. United somehow manages to find a body to block these attempts. Varane goes down with an injured legs and the United players are fuming at Oliver for not stopping the play. The sequence ends with De Bruyne’s driven shot which is just tipped over the cross bar by De Gea.


Antony has the ball on the right flank and he hopes for a United shirt to break into a run and sends a cross to the far post. The ball goes to waste as nobody from United tries to meet the ball.


City dictating play here. It is knocking the ball all around the park. A corner came in the 26th minute though nothing came off it. It regained the possession moments later and the cycle continues.


Yellow card for Malacia. A poor pass from United allows Foden to pounce and break on a counter. But Malacia stops him and goes into the book.


Another chance for City! United is rattled. Dalot is again outworked by Silva on the left, who barely prevents the ball from going for a goal kick and sends the cross in. No United player is able to clear it and the ball lands at Foden’s feet. He takes a touch and sends it for the top left corner but hits it wide.


Woodwork! City inches away from doubling its lead. Grealish wins a foul right on the edge of the penalty area. Gundogan takes the free kick. He opts to go around the wall and hits the woodwork.


Walker makes an error in clearing a long ball which gives a peep to Sancho and he enters the box. He passes to an on rushing Eriksen but he is unable to sort his feet out in time and only manages a weak shot.


All of City’s experiments seem comfortable so far. Gundogan in the holding midfielder role as well Akanji and Ake in the defensive slots.


Malacia fights the ball off Foden which allows the visitors to break on a counter attack. Ederson spots the danger in advance and comes charging down from his line to clear the ball.

Man City 1-0 Man United - Phil Foden 8’
City is given room to make play near the penalty area and Unites is punished for it. Silva yet again crosses the ball from the left side. Foden is completely unmarked in the box and he gently guides the ball into the net. His third goal in four matches.

Goal for Manchester City! Phil Foden open the scoring.


Manchester City has deployed an aggressive high press that we are so used to seeing. United has failed to keep the ball in the opening minutes.


Pinball in the United six-yard box! Bernardo gets the ball on left flank and he crosses the ball in. Haaland heads the ball but meets a United shirt. The rebound lands with Kevin De Bruyne who shoots but only to be saved by De Gea. Bernardo then attempts a third shot but McTominay gets in the way and blocks. The ball is eventually scrapped out of danger.


The first yellow card of the game is brandished to Diogo Dalot who fouls Grealish as he attempts to run free on the left flank.

Kick off

Manchester United gets us underway at the Etihad Stadium. Michael Oliver is the man in charge of the contest.

Players are out in the middle

The formality of the pre-match handshake is done with. We’re down to business now.

A milestone in sight for United

A win for United will be its 50th over Manchester City in the league. Only Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have managed to do that so far.

Erik ten Hag before kick off

“It’s a different game. We want to play our game. I know they want to dictate with high intensity, but we want to bring them out of their comfort zone. Rashford trained well, took the right steps and he fit. Rodri has huge impact but they still have a good XI on pitch.”

Pep Guardiola before kick off

“Hopefully both teams enjoy and a good show for the people. He (Rodri) felt something in his leg yesterday and we didn’t weant to take risk. Fight for the second balls, and be creative enough.”

H2H Record

Played - 187, Manchester City - 57, Manchester United - 77, Draw - 53. Manchester is still red?

Haaland on his partnership with De Bruyne

“If I time my runs perfectly, I know no one will stop me. When Kevin De Bruyne passes me the ball perfectly, I know one will stop me. I have the speed as well.”

Haaland - The X factor

Erling Haaland has made 91 off-ball runs into the box this season, the most of any player in the Premier League. The Norwegian sits on 11 goals in seven appearances.

A big miss for Manchester City

Rodri is out of the playing XI after 20 consecutive starts. The Spaniard faced an injury last week and has been removed from the squad as a precautionary measure. Gundogan is expected to take the sweeping role. But will that leave a gaping hole in the home team’s midfield?

Man United playing XI

De Gea - Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia - McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Eriksen - Sancho, Antony - Rashford

Man City playing XI

Manchester City goes with a 4-3-3 lineup. Ederson - Walker, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo - Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Bernardo - Foden, Haaland, Grealish

Line ups out shortly

The playing XI’s will be released shortly.


The red and blue clubs of Manchester will face off for the first time this season when United visits defending champion City on Sunday.

After back-to-back losses to start the season, United seems to be getting its campaign back on track. It has won its last four games in the Premier League which includes wins against arch-rival Liverpool and league leader Arsenal. This has propelled United to fifth place, just five points short of third-placed Tottenham Hotspur with two games in hand.

Manchester United has also won its last two away games against Leicester and Southampton. This rich vein of form saw boss Erik ten Hag  being rewarded with the Manager of the Month award for September. Marcus Rashford, too, bagged the Player of the Month prize.

Manchester City is unbeaten this season with five wins and two draws. However, the two draws, against Aston Villa and Newcastle United, hampered its momentum and saw it fall behind Arsenal in the race for the first position

Nonetheless, Pep Guardiola’s side is in top form, scoring 23 goals in seven games, thanks to the exploits of new signing Erling Haaland.  The Norwegian has scored 11 goals in just seven appearances in the English top flight.

City’s target will be simple - maintain this season’s 100% win record at home, win three points, and move to second place, keeping the pressure intact on leader Arsenal.


Where will Manchester City vs Manchester City be played?

The EPL match between  Manchester City vs Manchester City will be played at the Etihad Stadium.

What time will Manchester City vs Manchester City begin?

The match will begin at 6:30 pm IST/ 2 pm BST.

Where can I watch Manchester City vs Manchester City?

The live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports Select in India. The match will also be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar app.

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