- Manchester City put in an impressive three-goal performance at Old Trafford
- United failed to score as Erling Haaland fired the visitors to victory
- Phil Foden scored the final goal to seal the derby victory for Pep Guardiola’s side
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Manchester City produced its best performance of the season with a three-goal win over Man United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Erling Haaland scored from the penalty spot to give City the lead in the 26th minute after Rasmus Hojlund was deemed to have fouled Rodri in the penalty area.
United had speculative chances of their own when Scott McTominay had a shot on goal blocked at the end of the half, but Ederson made a brilliant one-handed save.
The same goalkeeping heroics occurred at the other end just moments later when Andre Onana saved Haaland’s header off the line.
Early in the second half, the United shot-stopper failed to repeat the feat as Haaland was found in wide spaces and coolly headed into a virtually open goal to double City’s lead.
Erling Haaland scored twice as Manchester City romped to Man United at Old Trafford
United were completely unnerved by City’s brilliance and looked unlikely to put up a fight against their rivals
City scored the first goal after Rasmus Hojlund (far right) was said to have fouled Rodri (far left) in the penalty area
Haaland scored his first goal of the game from the penalty spot to give the visitors the lead
Mason Mount’s half-time substitution threw United’s midfield balance out of whack and Erik ten Hag’s tactical substitution hindered rather than helped the hosts get back into the game.
City began to assert control and United struggled to gain a foothold in the game as Onana was forced to make several clever stops as United held on.
Haaland selflessly played a cross back into the box for Phil Foden, who scored City’s third goal and secured a convincing win in their rivals’ home game.
The full match report follows.