Aguero hits tre­ble as Sky Blues go on the ram­page

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT -

SER­GIO Aguero scored a hat­trick as Manch­ester City stormed to the top of the Pre­mier League with a 6-0 rout of Wat­ford at Vicarage Road.

Aguero laid on a goal for Gabriel Je­sus while Ni­co­las Ota­mendi and Ra­heem Ster­ling also scored in an­other stun­ning per­for­mance by Pep Guardi­ola’s men.

Vic­tory means City have now scored 15 goals with­out re­ply in their last three games after big wins over Liver­pool last week and Feyeno­ord in mid­week.

Wat­ford had started the day hop­ing to reach the sum­mit them­selves but a quick­fire dou­ble by Aguero either side of the half-hour mark soon erased that un­likely prospect.

Je­sus made it three be­fore the break, Ota­mendi headed the fourth just past the hour mark and after Aguero com­pleted his hat-trick, Ster­ling wrapped things up from the penalty spot.

Ju­r­gen Klopp’s Liver­pool en­dured more frus­tra­tion as they were held to a 1-1 draw by bat­tling Burn­ley at An­field.

Scott Ar­field struck the Clarets ahead with their first shot on tar­get and al­though Mo­hamed Salah quickly re­stored par­ity, Klopp’s men failed to turn their dom­i­nance into fur­ther goals.

Roy Hodg­son’s first game as Crys­tal Palace man­aged ended in a 1-0 de­feat to Southamp­ton and lum­bered the Ea­gles with an­other un­wanted record.

Steven Davis scored the only goal of the game after just six min­utes. Their de­feat means Palace be­come the first topflight team in his­tory to lose each of their open­ing five league fix­tures with­out scor­ing a goal.

New­cas­tle cap­tain Ja­maal Las­celles proved the Mag­pies’ hero once again as his sec­ond­half header earned a hard­fought 2-1 win at home to Stoke.

Chris­tian Atsu’s 19th-minute opener was can­celled out by Xher­dan Shaqiri shortly after the restart, and the same player was de­nied a sec­ond only through an ex­cel­lent save by Rob El­liot.

Las­celles, who also scored the win­ner at Swansea last Sun­day, pow­ered home in the 68th minute to se­cure his side their first run of three straight top-flight wins since Novem­ber 2014.

Hud­der­s­field were forced to set­tle for a 1-1 draw at home to Le­ices­ter after Elias Kachunga’s sec­ond-half header was con­tro­ver­sially ruled out for off­side.

Gareth Barry made his record­e­qualling 632nd Pre­mier League ap­pear­ance but that was the only re­deem­ing fea­ture of a dis­mal goal­less draw be­tween West Brom and West Ham at The Hawthorns.

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