Haaland makes Premier League hat-trick history
Baku, October 4, AZERTAC
In becoming the first player to score three successive home hat-tricks in Premier League matches, Erling Haaland set one of a number of records as Manchester City eased past Manchester United 6-3 on Sunday, according to the official website of Premier League.
City's win was the highest-scoring Manchester derby ever, in the 187th competitive meeting between the teams.
Haaland had already written his name into the history books before kick-off, with his competition-high nine goals in his first five Premier League appearances.
And he followed his home hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest with an historic treble against Erik ten Hag's team.
Haaland was also the first City player to score a hat-trick in the derby in the Premier League, and the first in the top flight since Francis Lee in December 1970.
His feats are underlined by the fact that he eviscerated Michael Owen's mark of being the fastest player to score three Premier League hat-tricks. While Owen needed 48 matches to get a hat-trick of hat-tricks, Haaland required only eight.