City hit Chelsea for six
Sarri’s Blues Stunned As Pep’s Boys Run Riot
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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