City hits Chelsea for a six!

Sanchez’s strike and Lloris’ save, the talk­ing points in Spurs’ win

The Hindu - - SPORT - AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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).

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Fan­tas­tic fin­ish: Davin­son Sanchez’s maiden goal for Tot­ten­ham was sim­ply sen­sa­tional.

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