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An Erling Haaland brace inspired Manchester City to a dominant victory in the Manchester derby.

The Norwegian’s first half penalty put City in front, before a close-range header four minutes after the break took the game away from Manchester United.

Haaland then became the provider, squaring the ball for Phil Foden to poke home 10 minutes before time.

United had started brightly but the visitors slowly asserted themselves onto a retreating United defence.

The first half’s decisive moment came in the 20th minute, when, after a VAR check, Rasmus Højlund was adjudged to have dragged Rodri down in the 18-yard-box.

Haaland was clinical from the spot, burying his penalty into bottom left corner of Andre Onana’s goal.

And apart from Højlund breaking away after pouncing on a misplaced Foden pass, United failed to threaten Ederson in the City goal.

Their best chance of the half came on the stroke of half-time, with Scott McTominay unleashing a half volley at goal, forcing a magnificent save from Ederson.

But after the break, City took the initiative.

A lovely move saw Jack Grealish drift inside from the left-hand side, before releasing Bernardo Silva down the inside channel.

He floated an inch perfect ball into the unmarked Haaland to head home from close range.

United did have one glorious opportunity, only for Marcus Rashford to drag wide.

The game was wrapped up in the 80th minute when Foden struck. The result moves City level on points with Arsenal, and within two of frontrunners Spurs.

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June 2024