Burnley supervisor Vincent Kompany endured a nightmare return to Manchester Metropolis on Saturday as Erling Haaland scored his sixth hat-trick of the season in a 6-0 rout that despatched Pep Guardiola’s males into the FA Cup semi-finals.
Kompany, who gained 4 Premier League titles in an 11-year profession at Metropolis as a participant, was given a hero’s reception on the Etihad.
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However on the pitch Metropolis confirmed no mercy in direction of their former captain as Haaland took his tally for the season to 42 objectives.
Julian Alvarez additionally scored twice and Cole Palmer netted the opposite purpose as Metropolis remained on the right track for a treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
Haaland scored 5 as RB Leipzig have been put to the sword in a 7-0 thrashing within the Champions League in midweek.
As soon as once more the Norwegian’s purpose tally was restricted by a Guardiola substitution as he was changed shortly after sealing his hat-trick on the hour mark.
Burnley are storming in direction of a return to the Premier League in Kompany’s first season in cost.
However the Championship leaders have been proven the gulf they must bridge subsequent season by a medical Metropolis show.
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The guests had began the brighter of the 2 sides however have been undone as soon as Haaland opened the scoring by prodding residence Alvarez’s cross on 32 minutes.
Moments later it was 2-0 as Phil Foden was launched down the left to sq. for Haaland to stroke residence.
Metropolis’s quantity 9 accomplished his hat-trick on the rebound after Foden’s shot got here again off the publish.
Haaland has now scored not less than a hat-trick in six of his 19 appearances on the Etihad this season.
His exceptional type has overshadowed Alvarez’s wonderful begin to his Metropolis profession.
The Argentine World Cup winner signed an prolonged contract on the Etihad this week celebrated with a double of his personal from two Kevin De Bruyne assists.
In between instances, Palmer scored Metropolis’s fifth with a easy tap-in after Bailey Peacock-Farrell parried Foden’s cross.
Metropolis are the primary crew to e-book their place within the final 4 with the opposite three quarter-finals going down on Sunday.
Manchester United host Fulham, whereas fourth-tier Grimsby goal to provide one other enormous upset once they journey to in-form Brighton.
One Championship facet is assured a spot at Wembley as Sheffield United host Blackburn.