Haaland scores five as Man City thrash Luton

27 February 2024 0 By Total Football News

Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland scores their second goal in FA Cup tie at LutonErling Haaland scored his eighth Manchester City hat-trick in just his 83rd game for the club

Erling Haaland scored five in a stunning display of finishing as holders Manchester City thrashed Luton to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

It was the Norwegian’s eighth hat-trick for City and he also became the first player to score five in a game twice for the club.

City opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Kevin de Bruyne, who assisted the first four goals, was allowed time and space to cut the ball back for Haaland to convert.

The pair combined again 15 minutes later, with Haaland running on to a through ball before powering it past Luton goalkeeper Tim Krul and it was a similar move that brought the third, only this time with a delicate dink to finish.

Jordan Clark pulled one back for Luton with a stunning strike, curled beautifully into the top corner from 25 yards on the stroke of half-time and gave Rob Edwards’ side hope of a memorable comeback with a thumping finish seven minutes into the second half.

However, Pep Guardiola’s team soon dashed those hopes when De Bruyne squared for Haaland to tap into an empty net after a superb pass from Kyle Walker had sent the Belgium midfielder clear.

Haaland got his fifth – matching his effort against RB Leipzig in last season’s Champions League last 16 – when he low shot went straight through Krul, who then saw a long-range strike from Mateo Kovacic flash past him for the visitors’ sixth.

Luton had opportunities in the second half with Stefan Ortega, starting in place of Ederson for City, forced into action a number of times. City might easily have added to their lead at the other end but once Haaland was replaced with 15 minutes to go, there was not the same ruthlessness and the hosts were spared any further punishment.

The one sour note for City was an injury to Jack Grealish, who was forced off late in the first half, but they are now unbeaten in 18 games and remain in pursuit a second consecutive treble.

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Luton Town

Starting XI

  1. Squad number23Player nameKrul

    Average rating

    6.01

  2. Squad number16Player nameBurke

    Average rating

    6.14

  3. Squad number15Player nameMengi

    Average rating

    6.08

  4. Squad number29Player nameBell

    Average rating

    6.11

  5. Squad number7Player nameOgbene

    Average rating

    6.38

  6. Squad number18Player nameClark

    Average rating

    7.19

  7. Squad number6Player nameBarkley

    Average rating

    7.31

  8. Squad number45Player nameDoughty

    Average rating

    6.62

  9. Squad number9Player nameMorris

    Average rating

    6.56

  10. Squad number14Player nameChong

    Average rating

    6.46

  11. Squad number10Player nameWoodrow

    Average rating

    6.27

Substitutes

  1. Squad number17Player nameMpanzu

    Average rating

    6.14

  2. Squad number27Player nameHashioka

    Average rating

    6.35

  3. Squad number30Player nameTownsend

    Average rating

    6.50

  4. Squad number38Player nameJohnson

    Average rating

    6.31

Manchester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number18Player nameOrtega
    Average rating

    6.05

  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker
    Average rating

    6.18

  3. Squad number5Player nameStones
    Average rating

    6.59

  4. Squad number25Player nameAkanji
    Average rating

    6.07

  5. Squad number6Player nameAké
    Average rating

    6.22

  6. Squad number8Player nameKovacic
    Average rating

    6.15

  7. Squad number27Player nameMatheus Nunes
    Average rating

    5.79

  8. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
    Average rating

    6.47

  9. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
    Average rating

    8.17

  10. Squad number10Player nameGrealish
    Average rating

    6.19

  11. Squad number9Player nameHaaland
    Average rating

    8.09

Substitutes

  1. Squad number11Player nameDoku
    Average rating

    6.13

  2. Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez
    Average rating

    6.31

  3. Squad number21Player nameGómez
    Average rating

    5.86

  4. Squad number52Player nameBobb
    Average rating

    6.33

  5. Squad number82Player nameLewis
    Average rating

    6.15

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 23Krul
  • 16Burke
  • 15Mengi
  • 29BellSubstituted forJohnsonat 39′minutes
  • 7OgbeneSubstituted forHashiokaat 62′minutes
  • 18ClarkSubstituted forMpanzuat 62′minutes
  • 6Barkley
  • 45Doughty
  • 9Morris
  • 14Chong
  • 10WoodrowSubstituted forTownsendat 56′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 2Osho
  • 8Berry
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 27Hashioka
  • 30Townsend
  • 38Johnson
  • 43Nelson
  • 44Piesold

Man City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 18Ortega
  • 2Walker
  • 5StonesSubstituted forBobbat 77′minutes
  • 25Akanji
  • 6AkéSubstituted forGómezat 77′minutes
  • 8Kovacic
  • 27Nunes
  • 20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forLewisat 77′minutes
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 10GrealishSubstituted forDokuat 38′minutes
  • 9HaalandSubstituted forÁlvarezat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 11Doku
  • 16Rodri
  • 19Álvarez
  • 21Gómez
  • 31Ederson
  • 47Foden
  • 52Bobb
  • 82Lewis
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
11,163

Match Stats

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Match ends, Luton Town 2, Manchester City 6.

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Manchester City 6.