After becoming the first player to score three consecutive home hat-tricks in Premier League matches, Erling Holland set one of a number of records as Manchester City eased past Manchester United 6-3 on Sunday.
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City’s victory was the most successful Manchester derby in the history of the 187th competitive meeting between the teams.
Haaland had already written his name into the history books before the game started, scoring nine goals in his first five Premier League appearances.
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And he followed up his domestic hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest with a historic treble against Erik ten Hag’s side.
Erling Haaland played only 8 Premier League matches
stunningly Cristiano Ronaldo the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored a total of three hat-tricks in England’s top flight. 232 matches. Holland just played eight.
Haaland was also the first City player to score a hat-trick in a Premier League derby, and the first in the top flight since Francis Lee in December 1970.
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His exploits are highlighted by the fact that he took away Michael Owen’s mark as the fastest player to score three Premier League hat-tricks.
While it took Owen 48 matches to complete a hat-trick of hat-tricks, Haaland only needed eight.
With Phil Foden scoring City’s other three goals to complete his first treble, Pep Guardiola’s side became only the third team in Premier League history to have two players score a hat-trick in the same match.
Only Robert Pires and Jermaine Pennant in Arsenal’s 6-1 home win over Southampton in 2002/03 and Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy in Leicester City’s 6-1 home win against Southampton 9-0 in the 2019/2020 season, having previously achieved this feat.
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