Aguero kept wait­ing as City stay top

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

SER­GIO AGUERO was left wait­ing to be­come Manch­ester City’s out­right all-time lead­ing goal-scorer as his side re­mained five points clear at the top of the Premier League ta­ble on Satur­day.

Aguero was named on the bench as City saw off West Bromwich Al­bion 3-2, hav­ing failed to sur­pass the club record of 177 goals he shares with Eric Brook dur­ing a mid­week League Cup penalty shoot-out win over Cham­pi­onship side Wolves.

There were three goals in a fran­tic five-minute spell at The Hawthorns on Satur­day.

Leroy Sane pro­duced a stun­ning strike to give City a 10th-minute lead only for West Brom’s Jay Ro­driguez to equalise soon af­ter­wards.

But come the 15th minute, City were 2-1 up after Fer­nand­inho let fly with a spec­u­la­tive shot that de­flected off Gareth Barry and went in off the post.

City substitute Ra­heem Ster­ling gave the vis­i­tors a two-goal lead with a close-range fin­ish in the 64th minute only for the Baggies’ to pull a goal back late on through Matt Phillips after a de­fen­sive blun­der.

Sec­ond-placed Manch­ester United and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur started the day level on points but Jose Mour­inho’s men edged ahead after substitute An­thony Mar­tial’s goal nine min­utes from time gave them a 1-0 win over a Spurs side miss­ing in­jured Eng­land striker Harry Kane.

“To­day, ev­ery ball looked like the last ball of their ca­reers,” said United man­ager Mour­inho, who slammed his play­ers’ at­ti­tude fol­low­ing a shock 2-1 loss to Hud­der­s­field last week.

This was Spurs’ sec­ond de­feat of the week after their League Cup loss to Lon­don ri­vals West Ham.

“It was un­lucky that in the last 10 min­utes we con­ceded our goal,” said Spurs man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino.

“It was our mis­take,” he added after his de­fence failed to deal with a long clear­ance from United goal­keeper David De Gea that Romelu Lukaku headed on to Mar­tial.

Tot­ten­ham’s north Lon­don ri­vals Arsenal had to come from be­hind to see off strug­gling Swansea 2-1.

Re­sults Manch­ester United 1-0 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City Wat­ford 0-1 Stoke City Liver­pool 3-0 Hud­der­s­field Town West Bromwich Al­bion 2 - 3 Manch­ester City Crys­tal Palace 2-2 West Ham United AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea

— Su­per­Sport

Ser­gio Aguero

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