England FA Cup: Haaland hits five, De Bruyne with four assists as Man City see off Luton Town

Erling Haaland scored five goals as Manchester City secured a place in the FA Cup sixth-round with a superb 6-2 victory at Luton Town.

And it was team-mate Kevin De Bruyne that assisted each of his first four goals as City made light work of a tricky tie at Kenilworth Road. Haaland took his tally to 26 goals for the season with his first hat-trick away from the Etihad Stadium as he equalled the Club record for most FA Cup goals in a single game.

The night was wrapped up by Mateo Kovacic when he added a sumptuous sixth in front of the jubilant away supporters to round off the win in style. City returned to Kenilworth Road for the second time this season but for the first occasion in the FA Cup since the infamous clash in 1961 when Denis Law scored seven and ended up losing.

The abandoned game also finished 6-2 and Haaland quickly set about chasing Law’s feat, with no sign of the game being halted this time thankfully. It took just three minutes for the Norwegian to fire City ahead.

Matheus Nunes worked some space down the left flank before freeing De Bruyne, who pulled the ball back for Haaland to tuck home.The Hatters tried to respond but Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanji stood strong to dangerous crosses into the box while City looked threatening with every attack.

And it was De Bruyne and Haaland that combined again to double our advantage. It began with a long ball from Stefan Ortega Moreno held up by the City striker before he exchanged passes with De Bruyne and fired through Tim Krul’s legs.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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