- Man City thrash Chelsea 6-0
- Sergio Aguero scores hat-trick
Four goals in a blistering first 25 minutes all but secured the victory with Raheem Sterling, Aguero (twice) and Ilkay Gundogan all finding the net.
Aguero completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot on 56 minutes before Sterling tapped in to round off the scoring.
Worryingly for Chelsea, it could have been more. Aguero missed an easy chance in the first period while City dominated from start to finish.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri appeared so irked by his side’s performance that he stormed down the tunnel at the end of the game without shaking City manager Pep Guardiola’s hand.
After a strong start to the season, Chelsea have struggled in recent weeks with Sarri publicly criticizing his players’ desire.
That is not something City players can be accused of as they have chased down Liverpool — who beat Bournemouth 3-0 Saturday — to go top of the league on goal difference.
The Merseyside club still has a game in hand that could see it return to the top of the table but faces a difficult trip to Manchester United in its next fixture in two weeks time.
Aguero’s hat-trick was his 11th in the Premier League since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011, equaling the record set by former Newcastle, Blackburn and Southampton striker Alan Shearer.
His second goal was a stunning strike, arrowed into the top corner from 25-yards out.
More to follow …