City hits Chelsea for a six!
Sanchez’s strike and Lloris’ save, the talking points in Spurs’ win
Sergio Aguero grabbed a hattrick as Manchester City scored four times inside 25 minutes to thrash Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liverpool to the top spot in the Premier League on goal difference on Sunday.
Aguero should have had even more than three as the Argentine missed a glorious early chance and hit the bar in the second-half in what was a humiliating afternoon for Maurizio Sarri’s men.
Raheem Sterling started and ended the scoring and Ilkay Gundogan also netted in the first quarter of the game as City ended what could have been a testing week with a trip to Everton in between the visits of Arsenal and Chelsea with maximum points.
A 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in its last away game was Chelsea’s heaviest league defeat since 1996. And this was its worst loss in any competition since 1991 after failing to recover from Sterling’s fourth-minute opener.
Tottenham kept alive its title bid as Davinson Sanchez’s first goal for the club and Hugo Lloris’ penalty save inspired a 3-1 win over Leicester.
Tottenham was rewarded with a well-worked 33rd minute opener. Trippier’s short corner found the unmarked Christian Eriksen and he whipped a pin-point cross towards Sanchez six yards from goal. Leicester called for off-side, but its protests were in vain as Sanchez launched himself into a diving header that flashed past Kasper Schmeichel. Replays showed the Colombia defender was just onside as he scored his first goal for Tottenham since his 2017 move from Ajax.
The results: Sunday: Premier League: Tottenham 3 (Sanchez 33, Eriksen 63, Son 90+1) bt Leicester 1 (Vardy 76); Manchester City 6 (Sterling 4, 80, Aguero 13, 19, 56-pen, Gundogan 25) Chelsea 0. Serie A: Sampdoria 0 lost to Frosinone 1 (Ciofani 25); Torino 1 (Aina 31) bt Udinese 0. Saturday: Serie A: Fiorentina 0 drew with Napoli 0; Parma 0 lost to Inter Milan 1 (Martinez 79). Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 3 (Bruma 12-og, Lewandowski 27, Gnabry 57) bt Schalke 1 (Kutucu 25).
Fantastic finish: Davinson Sanchez’s maiden goal for Tottenham was simply sensational.