Manchester City sailed past Manchester United with embarrassing ease in the derby at Old Trafford to underline the vast gulf between the two clubs.
Superiority from Start to Finish as City Triumphs
Erling Haaland proved to be the star of the show, contributing goals in both halves and setting up a third for Phil Foden as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City showcased their dominance right from the kickoff, holding control throughout the match.
Remembering Sir Bobby Charlton
Before the match commenced, a poignant moment united supporters from both sides of Manchester’s footballing spectrum as they came together to pay tribute to the late Sir Bobby Charlton, a legendary figure in the world of football.
Haaland’s Early Penalty Sets the Tone
The first goal came from Erling Haaland’s foot, who converted a penalty with precision 26 minutes into the game.
The penalty was awarded after Rasmus Hojlund was adjudged to have fouled Rodri, following a VAR intervention, setting the tone for Manchester City’s commanding performance.