The targets simply preserve coming for Erling Haaland. For Manchester United, it’s one setback after one other. Haaland scored twice and arrange one other as Manchester Metropolis beat United 3-0 within the Premier League 2023 match on Sunday and underlined the rising hole between the groups.
“Towards a rival, at Outdated Trafford, in fact it is among the finest (outcomes) of the season,” stated Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola after his group moved inside two factors of chief Tottenham.
The defending champions put in a dominant efficiency within the 191st Manchester derby so as to add to the rising strain on United supervisor Erik ten Hag. This was United’s seventh lack of the season in all competitions and leaves it 11 factors adrift of Tottenham, eight off the Champions League locations.
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“It hurts rather a lot. I believe particularly as a result of first half the sport plan went completely,” stated Ten Hag. “It’s only the penalty that modifications the sport.”
Haaland scored a first-half penalty and doubled the guests’ lead with a header shortly after halftime. He then supplied the cross for Phil Foden to finish the scoring and immediate United followers to depart the stadium early.
Haaland has now scored 13 targets in all competitions this season and might need had extra if not for the efforts of United goalkeeper Andre Onana, who produced numerous saves to maintain Metropolis at bay. Metropolis went forward within the twenty sixth minute from the penalty spot after referee Paul Tierney reviewed a pull by Rasmus Hojlund on Rodri within the field.
Haaland stepped up and despatched Onana the incorrect approach by firing low to the precise. By then Onana had already denied Foden from scoring with a header after which scrambled the ball away from Haaland earlier than he may convert the rebound. The goalkeeper additionally pushed away Jack Grealish’s low, curling shot from outdoors the world.
United threatened on the break, however did not benefit from promising openings for Scott McTominay and twice for Hojlund. In first-half stoppage time McTominay got here closest to discovering a purpose for United with a spinning shot on the sting of the field that was blocked by Ederson.
Haaland then almost doubled Metropolis’s lead with a close-range header that compelled an acrobatic save from Onana. He didn’t have to attend lengthy for his second, which got here 4 minutes after the break with a robust header from Bernardo Silva’s cross.
Rashford raced past Metropolis’s protection looking for a purpose to tug United again into the sport, however fired narrowly huge from an angle. Onana then denied Haaland a hat-trick purpose when one-on-one with the striker.
Haaland turned supplier within the eightieth when squaring for Foden to attain from shut vary. Earlier than kickoff each groups had come collectively to commemorate United nice Bobby Charlton, who died earlier this month. Previous gamers from either side of town entered the sphere to hitch in a second of applause.
In a single stand United followers had been invited to boost white paper that learn out “Sir Bobby” in big lettering. Elsewhere an enormous banner was unfurled with an image of him lifting the European Cup trophy in 1968.