Manchester City and Manchester United faced off in the Premier League on October 2, Sunday, and it was all about Erling Haaland and Phil Foden as the duo bagged hat-tricks each to their name and won the game for the Cityzens with a scoreline of 6-3.
Manchester City scored four goals in the first half, much to the disappointment of the Red Devils at Etihad. Out of the nine goals that the game witnessed, it is the third goal that has been the talk of the football-frenzy town. Haaland converted a sublime cross from Kevin de Bruyne, who was in the right flank, with a diving, acrobatic kick to secure the goal for the City. To add to the mystery for the visitors, Foden scored the fourth for the side seven minutes later.
Watch the video here:
This pass from De Bruyne was incredible pic.twitter.com/Pc6riLXAMt
— ⚡️🇧🇼 (@Priceless_Silva) October 2, 2022
Manchester United’s egregious day
Manchester United are known for their valour and ability to fight back in the toughest of situations. However, this particular game against Manchester City turned out to be an odd one for them. In the second half, the Red Devils’ forwards Antony broke the duck in the 56th minute, and Anthony Martial scored two goals in the final 10 minutes.
Albeit Manchester United lost the match comprehensively, the intent to fight back remained intact in the second half. “Perfection doesn’t exist, it’s impossible. But we must try to look there. We did good, we can do better. Many, many players made sloppy passes. This is not good. We have to be more consistent,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the match
“In some areas, we were still not good, the simple things still we are not good enough. We are losing easy balls. We still conceded some actions for the opponent with simple things we were not doing well,” Guardiola added.
All said and done, the Manchester Derby turned out to be joyful for Guardiola’s men. However, the Red Devils cannot be undermined as they have all it takes to avenge the defeat at Old Trafford later on.