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02nd Oct 2022

Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo reactions say it all as Man City run riot against rivals

Callum Boyle

United were humiliated by Man City

Sir Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide their disappointment as they watched Manchester City humiliate Manchester United on Sunday

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat tricks as Pep Guardiola’s side ran riot at the Etihad Stadium, with the away side firmly put to the sword.

Foden opened the scoring with a close-range finish after being afforded way too much time and space in the box to fire home.

Haaland then doubled City’s lead with a header from a corner before latching onto Kevin De Bruyne’s sublime ball just moments later to poke home a third.

The Norwegian then turned provider for Foden as City unleashed a lethal counter attack which saw the forward slide the ball into the path of Foden, who remained cool and dispatched past David De Gea

United had been in good form heading into the derby, winning five of their last six games, however City’s emphatic first 45 minutes means they are on course to move to within a point of league leaders Arsenal.

As City fans rejoiced, United fans and associates were left with glum looks and both Ferguson and Ronaldo weren’t exempt from that.

The pair were both caught on camera with expressions of disbelief and anger at the events they had seen unfold. United opted to leave Ronaldo on the bench alongside summer signing Casemiro, who looked as equally dejected as everyone else.

By the time the second half had started there had already been a mass exodus in the away end, with many not willing to stay for the second 45.

Antony reduced the deficit with a stunning, curling effort 55 minutes in but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback as City soon returned to their free-scoring selves as Haaland and Foden both completed their hat tricks.

Anthony Martial then came off the bench to score twice – once from the penalty spot – but it wasn’t enough as City’s work earlier in the game left them with a margin too big to come back from.

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