City hit Chelsea for six

Sarri’s Blues Stunned As Pep’s Boys Run Riot

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES SPORT -

Manchester: Ser­gio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City scored four times in­side 25 min­utes to thrash Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liver­pool again to 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 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.

Jur­gen Klopp’s men main­tain the ad­van­tage of a game in hand, but handed a re­prieve by Liver­pool’s draws against Le­ices­ter and West Ham in re­cent weeks, City look de­ter­mined to be­come the

Ser­gio Aguero cel­e­brates scor­ing Manchester City’s third goal against Chelsea on Sun­day. Aguero equalled Alan Shearer’s EPL record of most hat-tricks — 11 — in City’s 6-0 tri­umph

first side in a decade to re­tain the Pre­mier League.

Chelsea on the other hand slip to sixth with the scale of the de­feat sure to raise fur­ther doubts over Sarri’s fu­ture. A 4-0 de­feat to Bournemouth in their last away game was Chelsea’s heav­i­est league de­feat since 1996.

And this was their worst loss in

any com­pe­ti­tion since 1991 af­ter fail­ing to re­cover from Ster­ling’s fourth-minute opener.

Erik­sen helps ti­tle-chas­ing Tot­ten­ham beat Le­ices­ter 3-1

London: Christian Erik­sen cre­ated the opener be­fore scor­ing him­self as Tot­ten­ham beat Le­ices­ter 3-1on Sun­day to go five points from

the top of the Pre­mier League. It was third-placed Tot­ten­ham’s fourth suc­ces­sive league win without in­jured top-scorer Harry Kane.

Kieran Trip­pier’s cor­ner was played short to Erik­sen, who floated in an invit­ing cross for Dav­i­son Sanchez to power home a div­ing head for his first Tot­ten­ham goal in the 33rd minute.

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