By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) - Manchester City hammered Manchester United 6-3 in Sunday's English Premier League derby as Man City pair Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both made hat tricks.
Home team Man City's English midfielder Foden scored the opener in the eighth minute. Norwegian forward Haaland later put a header in the net to give Manchester City a 2-0 lead in the 34th minute at the Etihad Stadium.
Three minutes later, Haaland finished in the far post after Kevin De Bruyne's assist.
Foden scored the fourth goal for his team on a counter attack as Man City led the first half 4-0.
In the 56th minute, Manchester United's Antony fired a left-footed shot outside the area that beat Man City goalkeeper Ederson, 1-4.
Haaland was again in the penalty area to score a hat trick in minute 64. The goal was confirmed after a video assistant referee (VAR) review, making it 5-1 for Manchester City.
The Norwegian star became the first player to make hat tricks in three consecutive home matches in the English Premier League.
Manchester City were on fire as Foden beat an offside trap after receiving pass from Haaland. The English player then sent the ball to the bottom left corner to extend the gap in the 73rd minute, 6-1.
The goal was validated after a VAR check. Foden thus completed his hat trick, as well.
French forward Anthony Martial scored a close range header for Manchester United in minute 84.
Near the end of the match, Martial scored a penalty to name the result as Man City won the derby 6-3.
So, Manchester City moved to the second spot in the league standings. They have 20 points to chase Arsenal.
The Gunners racked up 21 points in eight matches to lead the Premier League.
The losing team of the derby, Manchester United, were down to the sixth position. The Red Devils have 12 points in the league.