The phenomenal Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks as Manchester City thrashed rivals Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium. Haaland's treble, remarkably his third in successive home Premier League games, took his tally since joining the champions in the summer to 17 in just 11 appearances in all competitions.
Foden also had a huge hand in a rampant City display which evoked memories of their famous 6-1 derby demolition of United at Old Trafford in 2011. Foden began the rout after just eight minutes and United were a distinct second best thereafter, although Antony pulled one back and Anthony Martial also claimed two consolation efforts.
The result, which took City back within a point of the top of the table, both underlined the champions' brilliance and emphasised the size of the task still facing Erik ten Hag at United. Relive all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!
Man City vs Man United highlights
GOAL! Foden has his own hat-trick!
GOAL! Haaland has ANOTHER hat-trick!
GOAL! Foden adds a FOURTH!
GOAL! Haaland again!
GOAL! Haaland doubles the lead
GOAL! Foden sweeps home
Manchester City FC 6 - 3 Manchester United FC
Guardiola to Sky Sports
16:29 , Alex Young
It was really good. We scored four goals and we could have scored more really. They played better in the second half and the last minutes was flat, but it was a good game and everyone in the stadium was happy.
In the first half we were aggressive and had the space, and the quality of players we had up front made the difference.
Some players were not good today and have to improve.
Eriksen to Sky Sports
16:24 , Alex Young
Everyone feels it was a very bad day at the office. We started on the wrong foot, they had chances straight from the kick-off, and we can only blame ourselves for not coming into the game at any point.
The main focus has to be on ourselves. There's a lot of things we need to change and a lot of things we need to do better. It was far from acceptable of what we should be doing.
Haaland to Sky Sports
16:16 , Alex Young
Not a bad [performance]! We score six goals, it’s amazing, to win at home and score six goals is nice.
You see the passes we give each other. We always want to go forward and attack. It’s what I love about the team.
15:57 , Alex Young
Another dark day for United, despite somehow scoring three goals. Haaland and Foden with a hat-trick each and this City team is a wonder.
15:52 , Alex Young
93min: What a remarkable day!
15:49 , Alex Young
90min: Cancelo the culprit. Martial, after talks with Fernandes, fires home from 12 yards!
An oddly flattering scoreline for United now.
PENALTY TO UNITED
15:47 , Alex Young
89min: This game...
15:47 , Alex Young
88min: Haaland is making his eighth Premier League appearance and already has three hat-tricks.
I mean, what are we dealing with here as it isn’t human.
15:43 , Alex Young
84min: Martial scores a consolation after Ederson parries a shot.
15:39 , Alex Young
80min: Customary Fernandes moan at the referee, and he gets booked.
15:35 , Alex Young
76min: City make four changes: Foden, De Bruyne, Gundogan and Grealish replaced by Laporte. Alvarez, Palmer and Mahrez.
Haaland stays on.
15:32 , Alex Young
73min: Just is just remarkable!
Minutes after Haaland completes his hat-trick, he feeds in Foden for a treble of his own!
One touch, on the half turn, to escape Lindelof and then fire past De Gea.
15:30 , Alex Young
71min: That Fred sub was United’s fifth of the day, so there will be no Ronaldo today.
Laporte looks like he is being readied for City.
15:29 , Alex Young
70min: Fred replaces Sancho. That opportunity Ten Hag sensed has gone, you suspect.
15:25 , Alex Young
65min: It's a HAT-TRICK for Haaland in the derby! Gomez fires in a low cross from the left and Haaland sweeps home from 12 yards. Easy peasy.
His third in three home games. What a ridiculous football player he is.
15:23 , Alex Young
63min: A sight of goal from Haaland after a fine pass from Bernardo, but his shot is into the near side netting.
15:17 , Alex Young
59min: Rashford and McTominay make way.
15:16 , Alex Young
58min: Ten Hag senses an opportunity.
Casemiro and Martial on the way for United.
15:15 , Alex Young
56min: Well, well, well! Antony cuts inside and curls a stunner from 25 yards past Ederson.
That is some finish! Comeback is on!
15:13 , Alex Young
53min: A bit of extended possession for United, who work it across the face off the penalty area and back again, Rashford looks to work an angle for a shot but it’s not forthcoming and eventually City clear.
15:09 , Alex Young
50min: A slower start to this second half, bar one Foden shot on target. City still dominating possession.
15:04 , Alex Young
46min: Right, we are back underway.
Malacia makes way for Shaw.
15:01 , Alex Young
Luke Shaw is coming on at half-time.
14:59 , Alex Young
United fans already filing out of the Etihad, and who can blame them. At least it’s, in theory, not a short trip home.
Remarkably not even the first time this season they have been trailing 4-0 at half-time.
Brentford x City
14:54 , Alex Young
Can’t miss such an opportunity.
Brentford Man City
4-0 up at half-time
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) October 2, 2022
14:48 , Alex Young
46min: Just a stunning half of football from City.
14:45 , Alex Young
43min: This is incredible... it’s FOUR!
De Bruyne fires through the middle, releases Haaland down the left flank, a couple touches and a perfect low cross for Foden to tuck home at the back post.
“That is out of this world,” says Neville.
14:43 , Alex Young
40min: Both teams forced into changes.
Varane replaced by Lindelof and Gomez comes on for Walker.
14:40 , Alex Young
37min: How does he do it?!
De Bruyne fizzes in a sublime cross around Varane and Haaland flies in, slides in, to tuck home a the back post.
14:36 , Alex Young
34min: Who else but Haaland!
The striker climbs highest at the following corner to head home, which Malacia clears but the ball has crossed the line.
Guardiola does a big jumping fist pump on the touchline.
14:34 , Alex Young
33min: Superb effort from De Bruyne from distance, which dips and needs De Gea to flick over the bar.
Fernandes is furious that play wasn't stopped for a foul on Varane.
"Whinging," Neville says on commentary.
14:32 , Alex Young
30min: Antony is one who is not happy to just sit back and wins the ball back in City’s final third and looks up to whip a ball to the back post... where there is no United player.
Ronaldo and Casemiro look on from the bench.
14:30 , Alex Young
28min: City calmly passing the ball around defender and midfield at the moment, Ederson is even out of his area. United players seemingly happy for them to crack on, too.
14:25 , Alex Young
24min: Malacia into the book for a foul on Foden. Both United full-backs now walking of eggshells.
Far from ideal.
14:22 , Alex Young
21min: So close to a second for City and Foden!
Bernardo finds Haaland with a smart cut back, which Haaland flicks back for Foden to take a touch and fizz at shot from inside the area narrowly over De Gea’s goal.
Should have hit the target and, probably, should have scored.
14:21 , Alex Young
19min: United are chasing shadows. Grealish, Foden, De Bruyne... all of them(!) are having a riot.
14:19 , Alex Young
18min: Gundogan hits the woodwork! His shot cannons off the outside of the post.
14:19 , Alex Young
17min: Free kick to City on the edge of the area after Grealish is felled in the ‘D’...
14:17 , Alex Young
15min: A shot on target for United! But it couldn’t be weaker as Eriksen stumbles when stretching to reach it and Ederson easily collects.
14:16 , Alex Young
13min: Rashford is given one to chase down the left but Ederson signposts it and runs out to collect.
14:13 , Alex Young
11min: City are not messing around. Utter domination in these early stages and they are showing no sign of slowing down.
They want this one done by half-time.
14:10 , Alex Young
8min: Less than eight minutes on the clock and it's been coming... Foden finishes off a fine move to open the scoring.
Eriksen lets Foden run into the area unopposed, and he simply sweeps home at the near post for his first every derby goal.
14:06 , Alex Young
3min: How have City not scored?!
It comes down that left flank, a long, hanging cross which Haaland heads back for De Bruyne to fire at goal, which is blocked, and then Bernardo is also denied inside the area.
14:03 , Alex Young
2min: Dalot booked inside two minutes for bringing Grealish down on the flank.
Grealish will be licking his lips now.
14:01 , Alex Young
1min: Here we go!
13:54 , Alex Young
Teams are on their way out. The ground is not exactly bursting at the seams.
13:44 , Jonathan Gorrie
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 2, 2022
A penny for this man’s thoughts
13:37 , Jonathan Gorrie
It’s of course no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo is not starting for Manchester United today, though it’d be fascinating to see what the 37-year-old makes of all of this.
So keen to leave this summer, will his second spell at United end with a whimper?
Guardiola’s simple message to Haaland
13:30 , Jonathan Gorrie
“I said to Erling Haaland to score five goals, please,” joked the City boss.
13:25 , Jonathan Gorrie
Record of United managers post Ferguson in their first derby:
Moyes: lost 4-1
LVG: lost 1-0
Mourinho: lost 2-1
Solskjaer: lost 2-0
Rangnick lost 4-1
ten Hag’s pre-match message
13:24 , Jonathan Gorrie
“We want to bring them out of their comfort zone.”
Rodri injury: Why is Man City not playing against Man United?
13:20 , Jonathan Gorrie
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Rodri suffered a calf injury in training on Saturday.
“A little big more than niggles in his leg”, said the City boss.
Headlines from team news
13:10 , Jonathan Gorrie
Marcus Rashford recovered from injury to start Manchester United’s first Premier League match in 28 days.
The 24-year-old has been lied low by a muscle injury but returned to training this week, allowing Erik ten Hag to name the same side that won 3-1 against Arsenal on September 4.
Anthony Martial was fit enough to be named on the bench, where Cristiano Ronaldo began the match.
City were without midfielder Rodri while Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanji were partnered in central defence.
With Kalvin Phillips out with a shoulder injury, Rodri’s unexplained absence left captain Ilkay Gundogan in a likely holding role.
John Stones was ruled out with the hamstring injury sustained on international duty but Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias were on the bench.
Confirmed Man United lineup
13:00 , Jonathan Gorrie
Confirmed Man City lineup
13:00 , Jonathan Gorrie
🔵 Your City line-up for the derby! 🔵
XI | Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo, Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Haaland, Grealish
SUBS | Ortega Moreno, Carson, Dias, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer, Lewis#ManCity | @HaysWorldwide pic.twitter.com/rAGmzPTQ33
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 2, 2022
Manchester United reveal Premier League record wage bill of £384.2m in latest financial figures
12:54 , Jonathan Gorrie
Manchester United have announced a net loss of £115.5million for the 2021-22 season even though revenues rose by 18 per cent to £583m.
Figures released incorporating the final quarter of their financial year, which ended in June, showed losses rose by £23m on the previous 12 months. The club’s net debt also rose, from £419.5m in 2021 to £514.9m this year, an increase of more than 22 per cent.
United put that rise of £95.4m primarily down to £64.6m of unrealised foreign exchange losses on the retranslation of borrowings in United States dollars. Revenue rose by £89.1m, while United paid out £33.6m in dividends to shareholders.
“Our financial results for fiscal 2022 reflect a recovery from the pandemic, a full return of fans and new commercial partnerships offset by increased investment in the playing squad,” said chief financial officer Cliff Baty.
“Our results have been adversely affected by the absence of a summer tour in July 2021, material exceptional and increased utility costs, and the impact of the weakening of sterling on our non-cash finance costs.”
Guardiola warns title challengers after Man City dropped points at Villa
12:46 , Jonathan Gorrie
Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League title race will taken all manner of twists and turns between now and the end of the season in a warning to those competing for the top prize in English football.
Manchester City dropped more points away from home on Saturday by drawing with a struggling Aston Villa side, missing the chance to move ahead of Arsenal at the top of the table.
After a difficult start for Liverpool, many had predicted City to extend their lead – already at five points – over the team to have most closely rivalled them over the last few years.
Scholes questions Man United over ‘unproven’ big-money signing
12:35 , Jonathan Gorrie
Paul Scholes has hit out at Manchester United’s transfer policy as he called for the club to install someone to oversee recruitment going forward.
In what was a largely chaotic window, Man United were linked with a number of Ajax players as Erik ten Hag unsurprisingly looked to bring in players he was familiar with, while much of the summer was spent on an unsuccessful pursuit of Frenkie de Jong.
Antony and Lisandro Martinez arrived from Ten Hag’s former club, the winger for an initial fee in the region of £82million, while Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia were also brought in.
Grealish agrees with critics of his Man City displays
12:25 , Jonathan Gorrie
Manchester City‘s Jack Grealish says recent criticism of his performances was justified as he went some way to change minds with a starring role in victory over Wolves.
Grealish has endured a sluggish, injury-hit start to the season but came racing out of the traps at Molineux to score after just 55 seconds.
Erling Haaland and Phil Foden wrapped up the victory against a Wolves side who saw Nathan Collins sent off in the first half, and Grealish’s relief at a much-improved performance was after the game clear.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Grealish said of his goal. “I think it was the West Ham game at the back end of last season [when I last scored]. It was nice to get off the mark for this season and to do it so early and get the three points.
Saudi club chief reveals what really happened in £250m Ronaldo transfer talks
12:16 , Jonathan Gorrie
Cristiano Ronaldo did not turn down a mega-money move to Al-Hilal after asking to leave Manchester United, the Saudi Arabian club have claimed.
A two-year contract in the region of €275m (£246m) was reportedly offered to Ronaldo, 37, in the summer along with a £26.5m transfer fee.
It was claimed Ronaldo had rebuffed the prospect of playing in the Middle East but Al-Hilal club president Fahad ben Nafel has insisted the move broke down due to sanctions against the team, after a case involving the signing of midfielder Mohamed Kanno.
Nafel told the Thamanya YouTube channel, in quotes translated by The Sun: “Yes, we negotiated with Ronaldo.
Pep Guardiola sends message about Man City future
12:10 , Jonathan Gorrie
“If I stay here, perfect - if I don’t stay here, Manchester City will be perfect too,” said Pep Guardiola on his future at Man City.
Carragher gives Martinez blunt advice ahead of Haaland derby test
12:06 , Jonathan Gorrie
Jamie Carragher has told Lisandro Martinez to stay away from Erling Haaland as much as possible in the Manchester derby this weekend.
Manchester United make the short trip to the Etihad on the back of four consecutive Premier League victories, including impressive wins over Liverpool and table-toppers Arsenal.
They now face their biggest test of the season, against Manchester City who are yet to taste defeat. Haaland has played a significant role in that, with 11 goals in his first seven league matches for Pep Guardiola’s side.
After a shaky start to the campaign, Martinez’s form has picked up in recent weeks alongside Raphael Varane in the centre of defence, but he has been warned that attempting to match Haaland for physicality in the derby will not bring success.
“The best advice Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag can offer Lisandro Martinez about dealing with Erling Haaland is to keep away from him,” Carragher told the Telegraph.
What old colleagues Guardiola and Ten Hag said about each other before the derby
11:57 , Jonathan Gorrie
Pep Guardiola says he is “so happy” for Erik ten Hag to be in the Premier League ahead of their duel in the Manchester derby.
Manchester United boss Ten Hag spent two years working under Guardiola at Bayern Munich after both joined the German giants in 2013.
During the two years both spent in Bavaria, the Spaniard was in charge of the first-team with Ten Hag managing the reserves.
“He came up to our office sometimes to talk football, sometimes we needed to make training, discuss some players, not much - we were not going out for dinner in that period,” recalled Manchester City boss Guardiola on Sky Sports.
“The second team for Bayern Munich is just a step [for a manager], you will not [spend all your career] there. He went to Holland and finished at the most important club in Holland, what he has done with his teams speak for himself.
Rooney reveals ‘weird’ thought process behind iconic Manchester derby goal
11:51 , Jonathan Gorrie
Wayne Rooney has described the “striker’s instinct” he experienced as he prepared to score one of the Manchester derby’s most iconic goals.
Manchester United beat Manchester City in February 2011 with a late overhead kick from the striker.
Ahead of today’s showdown between the teams at Etihad Stadium, Rooney has detailed his amusement at the moment given his “terrible” performance on the day.
“It’s hard to explain, and sounds weird when I describe it, but in that split second when the ball hung in the air every different option went through my mind,” he wrote for The Times.
“Do I control it? Where are the defenders? Do I head it? Do I try the overhead kick? In those moments, the decision tends to come to you naturally. Call it striker’s instinct.
“I realised I couldn’t quite head it and that if I tried bringing the ball under control, either [Micah] Richards or [Vincent] Kompany would have got to me. If I was going to get a shot at goal first time, then going for the overhead kick was the only option. The ball was in the perfect place and I just thought: ‘Why not?’.
“I had tried the skill before in games, without it coming off, but this time I caught the ball perfectly and, in mid-air, knowing the contact was good, tried to spin my head round to see where it was going. I managed to fix my eyes on the ball literally at the moment it was going in. Joe Hart didn’t move. It had all happened so quickly.
“Sir Alex Ferguson said that he had never seen a goal like it and it proved the match-winner. People have photos of it on their walls, it was voted Manchester United’s goal of the decade. The funny thing is, I was terrible in the game.”
Guardiola reveals ‘most important’ factor behind Haaland’s form
11:42 , Jonathan Gorrie
Pep Guardiola has hailed the role of Manchester City’s medical staff in Erling Haaland’s flying start to life in England.
The striker already has 14 goals to his name after a £51million summer move from Borussia Dortmund, with Bournemouth the only side to prevent him from scoring in either the Premier League or Champions League so far this season.
Haaland has started every match too, despite his previous injury problems in Germany and Guardiola insisting earlier in the campaign that he would have to rest the 22-year-old at various points.
That is unlikely to come this weekend, as Haaland gets his first taste of a Manchester derby and he is expected to line up against Erik ten Hag’s side at the Etihad.
Prediction: Man City to win 2-0
11:35 , Jonathan Gorrie
Manchester City already look in full flow this season, though who’s to say the disruption of an international break could hamper that. Manchester United have somewhat shaken off a dismal start, though their showings in the Europa League have been far from convincing.
Erling Haaland has scored in all but one game so far, and you wouldn’t bet against him adding to his record-breaking form on Sunday, in what will be his first Manchester derby. The hosts have more than enough to put United to the sword, though I can see it being a close game.
Man City to win 2-0.
Man United team news: Rashford and Martial to be checked
11:33 , Jonathan Gorrie
For United, Harry Maguire will definitely miss out, while Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are in a race against time to be fit for the trip to the Etihad.
Donny van de Beek (knock), Martin Dubravka (thigh) and Brandon Williams have all occupied the treatment room in recent weeks.
Man City team news: John Stones injured
11:33 , Jonathan Gorrie
John Stones will miss the derby after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury while playing for England against Germany earlier this week.
Aymeric Laporte, meanwhile, has returned to training following knee surgery in the summer, although this weekend’s fixture will likely come too soon. Elsewhere for City, Kyle Walker is fit again and Nathan Ake is the favourite to partner Ruben Dias in central defence ahead of Manuel Akanji.
Where to watch Man City vs Manchester United
11:31 , Jonathan Gorrie
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 1pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
10:26 , Jonathan Gorrie
Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of today’s huge Manchester deby.
The bigget test for both City and United so far this season, any victor to emerge from a meeting between two of the Premier League’s in-form sides would make a huge statement of intent.
A mouth-watering affair, kick-off inside the Etihad Stadium is at 2pm BST.