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Manchester City v Manchester United Live Commentary, 02/10/2022

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6 - 3
MCI
MUN
P. Foden (8)
E. Haaland (34)
E. Haaland (37)
P. Foden (44)
E. Haaland (64)
P. Foden (73)
Antony (56)
A. Martial (84)
A. Martial (90+1 pen)
Etihad Stadium

Commentary

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City return to Champions League action on Wednesday against FC Copenhagen on home soil. United play Omonia Nicosia in their next outing in the Europa League on the road on Thursday.
Manchester City send down a statement to move within one point of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, hammering rivals Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks, each netting twice in the first half to hand their side a 4-0 lead before finishing the job in the second. Anthony Martial and Antony notched consolation efforts for United to add an element of respectability to the scoreline, but City were dominant and highlighted the gulf in class between the two Manchester clubs.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 6-3 MANCHESTER UNITED
90' + 2' This is the first Manchester derby to have nine goals scored in the match.
A. Martial
Penalty Goal
Manchester United
90' + 1' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MARTIAL CONVERTS!!!! 6-3!!!! The Frenchman notches his second of the game with a neat finish, striking high into the top-right corner to beat Ederson. United fans can point to the fact that they have won the second half.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
90' PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED! Cancelo catches the ankle of Martial on the turn and referee points to the spot. United have the chance to end the game with another goal.
89' SAVE! Casemiro lines up a blast from distance that Ederson has to beat away from danger. City have been a tad sloppy over the last few minutes.
88' Manchester City 6-2 Manchester United is now the highest-scoring ever Manchester derby in any competition, with today the two sides' 187th competitive meeting
86' Antony has space on the right flank and he goes for a strike on his right foot that Ederson saves with ease. Guardiola will not be thrilled for his side to be ending the contest in this manner.
85' WIDE! City almost respond with a seventh goal, but Alvarez sees his left-footed strike blocked wide of the left post by Lindelof after connecting with a cross from Gomez.
A. Martial
Goal
Manchester United
84' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MARTIAL GETS A GOAL BACK!!!! 6-2!!!! Martial stoops low to head home from close range to get a second consolation effort for the visitors. Fred makes a burst into the box past Akanji and sees his effort saved by Ederson. Martial is first to the rebound to score with a deft header.
82' City are in cruise control now. Every touch is being cheered by the home fans and adding to the frustration of the visitors.
Bruno Fernandes
Yellow Card
Manchester United
80' Fernandes goes into the book for dissent after venting his frustration at the referee.
78' Man City are just the second side in Premier League history to have two players score hat-tricks in a single game after Arsenal vs Southampton (07/05/2003) and Leicester vs Southampton (25/10/2019).
76' Palmer spreads the ball to Haaland on the left flank, but Lindelof gets there to block his strike at goal.
J. Álvarez
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City
75' After dismantling United in the first half and easing off the gas in the second, De Bruyne makes way for Alvarez.
C. Palmer
J. Grealish
Manchester City
75' Palmer comes into the final third for Grealish on the left flank.
Aymeric Laporte
İ. Gündoğan
Manchester City
75' Gundogan is withdrawn from the middle of the park for Laporte.
R. Mahrez
P. Foden
Manchester City
75' Foden makes way after scoring his hat-trick for Mahrez. A splendid performance.
E. Haaland
Assist
Manchester City
73' Haaland notches his second assist of the game with a brilliant offload to Foden to collect and score.
P. Foden
Goal
Manchester City
73' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! FODEN HAS HIS FIRST CAREER HAT-TRICK!!!!!!! 6-1 CITY!!!! The City demolition of United continues as Foden smashes a left-footed strike past De Gea. Haaland releases his team-mate with an incisive pass on the edge of the box before Foden turns and finishes with super effort.
72' Haaland is the first Manchester City player to score a hat-trick versus Manchester United since Francis Lee in December 1970 and third overall (also Horace Barnes in Oct 1921).
71' WIDE! Antony has space again in the final third and launches a left-footed strike at goal, but on this occasion he drags his attempt wide of the target.
Fred
J. Sancho
Manchester United
70' Sancho has had a tough afternoon and is replaced by Fred for the final 20 minutes.
67' CHANCE! Fernandes lines up a blast that is deflected up and into the path of Sancho. He is unmarked and onside in the six-yard box, but he cannot bring it under control and loses it out for a goal-kick.
65' Haaland is the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive Premier League home games.
Sergio Gómez
Assist
Manchester City
64' Gomez collects down the left flank and places a dangerous cross into the middle for Haaland to convert.
E. Haaland
Goal
Manchester City
64' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! HAALAND SCORES HIS HAT-TRICK!!!!! 5-1!!!!!! The forward notches his third hat-trick of the season with another brilliant finish from close range. City work the ball down the left flank before Gomez fires a low delivery into the middle. Haaland gets his positioning spot on and steers a left-footed strike into the middle of the net.
63' CHANCE! Silva threads the ball through for Haaland in the inside-left channel, but he smashes his left-footed strike into the side-netting.
61' There's a scramble in the United box as Akanji attacks a cross from the left flank, but his header travels just wide of the goal before the visitors clear it away from danger.
Casemiro
S. McTominay
Manchester United
59' Casemiro enters the action for the visitors to replace McTominay in the middle of the park.
A. Martial
M. Rashford
Manchester United
59' Rashford has had a difficult afternoon and is withdrawn for Martial.
58' Antony is the first player to score in each of his first two PL appearances for Manchester United since Romelu Lukaku in August 2017, and is the sixth player to do so for the Red Devils overall.
C. Eriksen
Assist
Manchester United
56' Eriksen finds Antony on the left flank and he does the rest with a special strike.
Antony
Goal
Manchester United
56' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! ANTONY SCORES A STUNNER!!!! 4-1!!!! United get a goal back as Antony curls home a sublime strike on his left foot. Grealish misses an interception, and it allows Antony to collect on the right flank and cut inside. He curls a left-footed strike towards goal and beats Ederson to find the bottom-right corner.
55' City seem quite content to sit on their lead and invite United to have a period of possession.
53' United work the ball on the edge of the City box, but Shaw cannot release Antony with the final pass to release the forward in the inside-left channel.
50' United try to apply the press to City in their own half, which would have been a better approach in the first half at 0-0 rather than the second at 4-0 down.
48' Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 27 Premier League matches when leading at half-time (W26, D1) dating back to 18th May 2021 against Brighton & Hove Albion (L2-3).
46' SAVE! Shaw loses possession inside his own box to Foden, who drills a strike at goal from the angle. De Gea has to be alert to beat away his strike away from goal.
46' We're back under way at the Etihad Stadium.
L. Shaw
T. Malacia
Manchester United
46' Malacia is withdrawn at the break by Ten Hag and is replaced by Shaw.
City have been sublime in the final third and Haaland has been his usual predatory self, notching his 12th and 13th goals of the season. When Pep Guardiola's men are playing like this few teams in the world can live with them. United have been extremely poor and face another soul-searching talk in the dressing room.
Manchester City hold a dominant 4-0 lead over Manchester United at the break in their Premier League clash. Two goals each from Phil Foden and Erling Haaland have put the home side in complete command and on course for a third-straight victory over their rivals, playing outstanding football in the process. United were on the back foot from the off and need a huge effort in the second half to avoid a humiliating result.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 4-0 MANCHESTER UNITED
45' + 2' United look for a response in the final third, but Eriksen clips his ball over the top looking for Antony out for a goal-kick.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
E. Haaland
Assist
Manchester City
44' Haaland adds an assist to his two goals with a precise low delivery that Foden converts.
P. Foden
Goal
Manchester City
44' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! FODEN POURS ON THE MISERY FOR UNITED!!!!!! 4-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! City score a sensational goal on the break as De Bruyne, Haaland and Foden combine to devastating effect. De Bruyne starts the move with a penetrating run before he offloads to Haaland. The forward clips a perfect cross to the back post for Foden to meet on the slide and he dispatches his effort into the back of the net.
43' De Bruyne and Haaland open up the United defence, presenting Grealish with the chance to shoot. However, he goes for the pass back to Haaland, who does not expect it and misses the opening.
Sergio Gómez
K. Walker
Manchester City
41' Walker took a nasty fall on the sideline and is withdrawn for Gomez. Cancelo swaps to the right flank.
V. Lindelöf
R. Varane
Manchester United
40' Varane is unable to shake off his ankle injury and is replaced by Lindelof.
39' Fernandes tries to strike at goal from distance, but he sends a tame effort straight into the hands of Ederson.
K. De Bruyne
Assist
Manchester City
37' De Bruyne is played into space and he provides a sublime cross to the back post to dissect the United defence. Haaland is in the right place to connect with the strike to notch City's third.
E. Haaland
Goal
Manchester City
37' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! HAALAND NOTCHES HIS SECOND!!!!!! 3-0 CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haaland makes it number 13 and two for the afternoon with a clinical finish at the back post. De Bruyne is the architect again as he is afforded space and time to angle a cross to the back post. Haaland makes the run and connects on the slide on his left foot, finding the bottom-left corner. How can you stop Haaland?
K. De Bruyne
Assist
Manchester City
34' De Bruyne puts his delivery on the money for Haaland to attack and score with relative ease.
E. Haaland
Goal
Manchester City
34' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! HAALAND DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! 2-0 CITY!!!! The Norway international notches his 12th of the season with a powerful header from De Bruyne's corner. De Bruyne angles a cross into the box from the left corner that Haaland rises to attack. He plants his header towards the bottom-left corner where Malacia cannot prevent it from crossing the line.
32' In the build-up to the City attack, Foden's initial strike was blocked by Varane. He requires treatment on his ankle before the game can resume.
31' CHANCES! City cut open the United defence as Grealish finds space, but his effort is blocked by Martinez in the six-yard box. Silva and Gundogan see efforts charged down before De Bruyne lines up a blast from distance. His attempt soars towards the top-left corner, forcing De Gea to turn it over the bar.
29' WIDE! Grealish probes down the left flank and then offloads to De Bruyne in space, but for once, the midfielder does not hit the target, dragging his right-footed strike wide.
27' The gameplan from Ten Hag will be to remain in the contest at the break. His team have been listless thus far in the contest.
25' United have not been able to make an impression in the game. Guardiola's team have dominated possession and have the visitors well and truly on the back foot.
T. Malacia
Yellow Card
Manchester United
23' A loose pass allows Foden to intercept and break at the United defence. Malacia has to bring down the England man on the charge and accepts the yellow card.
22' McTominay plays a poor pass out from the back that Grealish seizes on. He surges into the United box, but gets crowded out before he can pull the trigger.
22' City have been threatening the right side of the United defence from the off. Dalot has been exposed, but has not received a great deal of help.
21' WIDE! Silva breaks in behind Dalot down the left flank and sends a cutback into the middle. It evades Haaland, but Foden collects and swings a left foot at the ball, only to curl it inches wide of the left post.
18' OFF THE POST! Gundogan takes on the strike from the free-kick and bends his effort around the United wall. De Gea is beaten, but the ball clips the outside of the right post and travels wide.
17' Grealish cuts in from the left flank and drives to the edge of the box where he gets felled by Martinez. The referee awards City a free-kick in a dangerous position.
16' Akanji sends a poor backpass to Ederson that the keeper cannot control. His attempted clearance lands at the feet of Rashford, but Akanji gets back to make the challenge to brush the forward off the ball before he can capitalise.
15' Walker misses an interception at the back and it allows Sancho to collect in the inside-left channel. He cuts an offload back to Eriksen, but the Dane stumbles as he collects and nudges the ball into the hands of Ederson.
13' De Bruyne's cross pinballs around the United box from the resulting free-kick, but the visitors just manage to scramble it away through Eriksen.
12' Dalot brings down Grealish with a clumsy challenge and gives away a free-kick. The defender has to be very careful having already been booked.
10' Foden has scored his first ever goal against Man Utd, in what is his eighth appearance against them in all competitions
Bernardo Silva
Assist
Manchester City
8' Silva collects Cancelo's pass before cutting a low ball into the middle for Foden to sweep past De Gea first-time.
P. Foden
Goal
Manchester City
8' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! FODEN CLIPS A STRIKE HOME!!!!!!! 1-0 CITY!!!!! The home side take the lead as Foden steers his strike past De Gea high into the net. City probe on the edge of the United box before Cancelo releases Silva down the left flank. He supplies a perfect low ball for Foden to attack and he provides a sublime finish on his left foot to break the deadlock.
5' City have come out of the blocks firing and United are penned back deep in their own half.
3' OFF THE LINE! Silva bursts into the inside-left channel and floats a cross to the back post for Haaland to attack. He guides a header back into the middle that McTominay half clears, but De Bruyne pounces on the loose ball. The Belgian fires at goal, only to see his effort saved by De Gea. Silva latches on to the rebound, but McTominay blocks his strike on the line.
Diogo Dalot
Yellow Card
Manchester United
2' Dalot leaves a boot in on Grealish down the left flank and goes into the book. The referee sets the tone early.
1' We're under way at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games against Manchester United for the first time since a run of four between April 2013 and November 2014.
United were last in action against Sheriff in the Europa League on September 15, and Ten Hag has made only change to his side from their victory. Ronaldo, who scored in the win, drops out of the side in place of Rashford. The forward spearheads the attack ahead of the Portuguese. Harry Maguire misses out in a place in the squad due to a thigh injury.
City have made three changes to their side from their win over Wolves last time out. Walker, Akanji and Gundogan all come into the fold as John Stones and Rodri miss out, while Dias drops to the bench. Foden and Grealish support Haaland in the final third.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Victor Lindelof, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Fred, Casemiro, Tom Heaton, Luke Shaw, Facundo Pellistri, Anthony Elanga.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia; Scott McTominay, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Marcus Rashford.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Stefan Ortega, Julian Alvarez, Sergio Gomez, Riyad Mahrez, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish.
United found their rhythm before the international break which earned Ten Hag the manager of the month award for September and Marcus Rashford the player of the month prize. The Red Devils put their issues from the start of the term to one side to reel off four wins on the bounce, overcoming Arsenal 3-1 in their last match, although was a month ago. Ten Hag and his team face a massive challenge today and their performance could dictate whether they are ready to challenge for the top four again.
City return to action after the international break trailing Arsenal by four points at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola will be looking for his team to pick up from where they left off before the pause where they had enjoyed an unbeaten start to the campaign, defeating Wolves 3-0 in their last outing. United have occasionally caused problems for City on home soil and they will have to be on guard against Erik ten Hag's revitalised team.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.