City’s six of the best in Watford rout
SERGIO Aguero scored a hattrick as free-scoring Manchester City climbed to the top of the English Premier League with an irresistible 6-0 victory against Watford at the weekend.
Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute, heading home Kevin de Bruyne’s superb free-kick and doubled the lead within four minutes when he converted David Silva’s teasing cross from close range.
City was in an exuberant mood and added a third before the break when Gabriel Jesus latched on to Aguero’s cute pass to stroke home in the 38th minute.
After Nicolas Otamendi headed in a fourth in the 63rd minute, Aguero completed his treble with a neat finish at the end of a sensational run. Raheem Sterling added a sixth from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Christian Kabasele late on.
Agueros hat-trick left manager Pep Guardiola beaming.
“Aguero’s numbers speak for themselves — he is amazing,” he said. “I am especially happy for his third goal because he was so clever and fast in the box and has the power to beat one or two players and score. I am so happy for him because we need him and his goals.”
While City went on a rampage, Burnley was again the bane of the big clubs. This time, Liverpool was its victim, as Burnley held the Reds to a 1-1 draw at Anfield, after holding Spurs and beating Chelsea earlier in the season.