City’s six of the best in Wat­ford rout

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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.

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