Erling Haaland strikes twice as Manchester City dominated their fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Manchester City secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday night.
Pep Guardiola’s side now has 24 points after winning the Manchester Derby, two points behind leaders Tottenham. Manchester United now is in eighth place with just 15 points after ten matches.
After a VAR check, the referee awarded Man City a penalty for Højlund’s foul on Rodri in the box. Erling Haaland converted the penalty in the 26th minute to put City ahead. It was their first penalty in the derby in 32 years.
Manchester United had a good chance in the 32nd minute after Højlund raced onto a loose pass backward from Foden and Took it past Ederson, but the cutback was knocked wide by Fernandes.
Man United could equalize in the 45th minute, but Ederson sent McTominay’s shot on over the bar. Just before half-time, City could score another goal, but this time Onana saved Haaland’s header with a brilliant reaction.
Eric Ten Hag decided to replace Sofyan Amrabat with Mason Mount before the second half.
Erling Haaland scored his second goal in the 49th minute after a superb move by the visiting side. Haaland managed to score with a powerful header from Bernardo Silva’s cross to the back post.
Rashford controlled the ball into the box in the 71st minute but only managed to drag his effort wide of the target.
The bell reached Haaland behind the defense, but Onana raced off his line to make himself big and blocked Haaland’s shot.
Foden scored the third goal for Man City in the 81st minute. Onana saved Rodri’s shot, but Haaland was quick to the rebound and sent the ball across the face of the goal for Foden to tap into the empty net.