Manchester City beat United in the derby

Manchester City beat United in the derby

MANCHESTER, England – Erling Holland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks on Sunday as Erik Ten Hag was humiliated in his first Manchester derby.

Manchester City beat rivals Manchester United 6-3 to move within a point of Premier League leaders Arsenal.

It was Holland’s third hat-trick of the season – and his third in consecutive domestic league games.

Ten Hague became the sixth United manager since Alex Ferguson’s retirement to lose his first derby – but it was a tougher defeat than David Moyes or Ralf Rangnick, who both lost 4-1.

The Dutchman came into the game named as manager of the month in the Premier League but any celebrations were short-lived after a painful afternoon for United in the highest-scoring meeting between these teams.

It was a case of damage limitation at the half-time break after City raced to a 4-0 lead in an utterly dominant display.

Pep Guardiola’s side controlled 62% possession by the midway point and were ahead after just eight minutes through Foden.

United had already survived conceding a goalmouth in the opening moments by warning of what was to come.

Holland scored twice in three minutes after half-time, and then set up Foden for the midfielder’s second just before half-time.

A number of empty seats appeared in the away section of the crowd, with many United fans failing to show up for the second half.

Those who stayed United’s Anthony scored a wonderful goal from distance after 56 minutes.

But City soon dominated again, Holland completing his hat-trick and then setting up Foden to do the same.

The substitute, Anthony Martial, scored twice in the last 10 minutes – the second from the penalty spot – but the humiliation was already complete.

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