Man City vs. Nottingham Forest result, highlights & analysis as Haaland plunders another hat-trick in six-goal rout
Erling Haaland continued his sensational start to life in the Premier League as he made it back-to-back hat-tricks in Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition of Nottingham Forest.
Haaland hit a thrilling treble as City came from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 at the weekend but he made sure this was a more straightforward affair,
scoring a perfect hat-trick with his left foot, right foot and head inside 38 minutes.
The 22-year-old’s nine goals in his first five Premier League appearances is a new competition record, surpassing the eight scored by both Micky Quinn and City’s all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero.
Joao Cancelo scored a sumptuous fourth in the 50th minute before Argentina forward Julian Alvarez marked his full City debut with a second-half brace to complete the rout.
Phil Foden set up Haaland’s first goal against Palace and the duo were at it again to to give Forest a mountain to climb in the 12th minute
The England attacker floated an inviting ball from the left that Haaland prodded home after muscling his way around visiting captain Joe Worrall.
Brennan Johnson headed Forest’s best chance of the night into the side netting five minutes later and the game already looked to be up midway through the half when Dean Henderson