MANCHESTER, March 19 — Burnley manager Vincent Kompany endured a nightmare return to Manchester Town on Saturday as Erling Haaland scored his sixth hat-trick of the season in a 6- rout that despatched Pep Guardiola’s males into the FA Cup semi-finals.
Kompany, who received four Premier League titles in an 11-calendar year vocation at Metropolis as a player, was provided a hero’s reception at the Etihad.
But on the pitch Town confirmed no mercy towards their former captain as Haaland took his tally for the year to 42 plans.
Julian Alvarez also scored twice and Cole Palmer netted the other target as Town remained on system for a treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
Haaland scored five as RB Leipzig were place to the sword in a 7- thrashing in the Champions League in midweek.
The Norwegian has now scored at the very least a hat-trick in 6 of his 19 appearances at the Etihad this year.
“It’s been a very good couple of games — essential games. (To acquire) 7- and 6- ahead of the countrywide staff crack is extraordinary. I’m definitely happy,” said Haaland.
“I assume we’re in the component of the season where by we ought to be at our most effective.”
Burnley are storming to a return to the Premier League in Kompany’s 1st period in cost.
But the Championship leaders had been proven the gulf they have to bridge upcoming time by a medical Metropolis exhibit.
“It is often a spot I am very pleased to occur back again but I was also proud to appear below with Burnley,” stated Kompany.
The site visitors had started off the brighter of the two sides but were being undone after Haaland opened the scoring by prodding home Alvarez’s move on 32 minutes.
Times afterwards it was 2- as Phil Foden was released down the remaining to square for Haaland to stroke residence.
City’s quantity 9 concluded his hat-trick on the rebound following Foden’s shot came back again off the submit.
His exceptional sort has overshadowed Alvarez’s great begin to his Metropolis career.
The Argentine Planet Cup winner signed an extended agreement at the Etihad this 7 days celebrated with a double of his have from two Kevin De Bruyne helps.
In among periods, Palmer scored City’s fifth with a uncomplicated tap-in immediately after Bailey Peacock-Farrell parried Foden’s cross.
Town are the very first crew to e-book their area in the final 4 with the other three quarter-finals getting position on Sunday.
Manchester United host Fulham, whilst fourth-tier Grimsby goal to produce a further massive upset when they journey to in-sort Brighton.
One particular Championship aspect is guaranteed a location at Wembley as Sheffield United host Blackburn. — AFP