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"What can I say. It's amazing!" - Erling Haaland reacts to emphatic Manchester Derby hat-trick

Harry Winters

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"What can I say. It's amazing!" - Erling Haaland reacts to emphatic Manchester Derby hat-trick

Erling Haaland has reacted to scoring his third Manchester City hat-trick.

The Norwegian striker marked his first Manchester Derby with an impressive hat-trick, as Manchester City thrashed local rivals Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium.

Haaland and Phil Foden both took home match balls, as the Blues emphatically ended United's four game winning streak to extend their unbeaten start to the campaign.

After Foden smashed City in front, two goals late in the first-half from Haaland put City into an unassailable lead.

The 22 year-old powered home a header in the 34th minute, and three minutes later turned Kevin De Bruyne's cross goalwards.

Erling Haaland scores against Manchester United. (Premier League)
Erling Haaland scores against Manchester United. (Premier League)

In the second-half, Haaland sealed his third Manchester City hat-trick, scoring City's fifth goal in the 64th minute.

Reflecting on his latest hat-trick post-match, Haaland said: "Yeah, not bad! We scored six goals! What can I say. It's amazing. To win at home, score six goals, it's nice.

"You can feel it all the time. You can see the passes we give each other. We always want to go forward and to attack. It's what I love about the team. In the end, it's amazing. There is nothing more to say."

As well as extending his goalscoring tally to 17 for the season, the City striker also assisted fellow hat-trick hero Phil Foden on two occasions.

Both boyhood Blues scored hat-tricks against local rivals United during a memorable afternoon, despite conceding two late goals to Anthony Martial.

Reflecting on result overall, Haaland said: "It's been good, I felt it a little bit before the game that something special is going to happen and we saw today that some special things happened. It was nice.

"On Friday I felt it in the whole training ground. It's these games I want to play in. These are the best games where there's a bit extra.

"Confidence is good, it's always been good. After we played against Liverpool in the Community Shield it was still good after. I think it was good that match happened, that something happened and [I thought] I have to be a bit more ready."

Haaland, who signed from Borussia Dortmund for £51 million this summer, has scored hat-tricks in his past three Premier League home matches.

Erling Haaland against Manchester United. (Premier League)
Erling Haaland against Manchester United. (Premier League)

The formidable forward also netted on three occasions against both Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

Haaland has now scored in eight consecutive matches for Manchester City.

City's victory moves them one point behind league leaders Arsenal.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Manchester United, Premier League

Harry Winters
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