Haaland scored three times inside 38 minutes to take his tally for the season to an incredible nine goals in just five Premier League matches.
It is the most scored by a player in August in Premier League history, smashing the previous record of six.
It took City just 12 minutes to take the lead at the Etihad, Haaland turning the ball in after Phil Foden's cross had deflected into his path.
They moved further in front after 23 minutes, when Haaland tapped the ball home after Foden had squared it to him across the face of goal.
City thought they had a third later in the half but John Stones' close-range close finish was ruled out for offside.
It only takes one touch! ✨— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 31, 2022
Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with a smart finish! 🔷 pic.twitter.com/5LsYrbz8xm
The simplest of finishes for Erling Haaland!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 31, 2022
It's still August and he's scored EIGHT goals for Manchester City! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RhTZdcuA2x
But they would get their third in the 38th minute - Haaland once again scoring for the home side with a header from inside the six yard box.
It is the second match in a row he has scored a hat-trick after also achieving the feat against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Fans were blown away by the Norwegian's impressive first-half performance.
This Erling Haaland lad is pretty good, eh? 😂🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/IYAK5T4ple— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 31, 2022
When you realize that Erling Haaland has scored more Premier League goals this season (9) than Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, West Ham and Aston Villa combined (8) 🤯 pic.twitter.com/ZzQNBQW7AD— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 31, 2022
BACK-TO-BACK HAT TRICKS FOR ERLING HAALAND 🤯 pic.twitter.com/qR9Ft0zpw9— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 31, 2022
Premier League defences watching Erling Haaland pic.twitter.com/owKSqzqils— SPORTbible (@sportbible) August 31, 2022
"People who said 'he can only do it in the Bundesliga', wonder what those people will say now," wrote one supporter on Twitter.
Another added: "And people thought he wouldn't be able to do it in the prem."
Meanwhile, another wrote: "The best number 9 in the world, nobody else comes close."
City would go on to win the match 6-0, with a second half goal from Joao Cancelo and a brace from Julian Alvarez securing an emphatic victory for the home side.
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