Manchester City laid down the gauntlet on Sunday when they played host to cross-town rivals, Manchester United in what was the 188th Manchester Derby.
Erling Haaland continued his fine form in front of goal, scoring his third hatrick on the trot, as a benched Cristiano Ronaldo watched the former Borussia Dortmund man match his Premier League record after just 8 games.
Haaland and Phil Foden scored two apiece in the first half to hand Pep Guardiola’s men a 4:0 first half lead, before both scored two more to make it 6.
Erik ten Hag brought in Antony and Martial who scored three, with the French man scoring two to reduce the deficit and make it more respectful.
But any hopes for a come-back were completely buried with City showing their class.
The Citizens have now reduced the gap between them and Arsenal to just a point.