Manchester City’s superb striker Sergio Aguero struck his second hat-trick in a 7 days as the champions destroyed terrible Chelsea in a 6-0 victory at The Etihad on Sunday to return to the top of the Premier League.
While Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday reduced talk of title jitters after the Merseyside club, this City victory, achieved sent shivers down their spine as it was against a top six opponent, so was an emphatic statement.
Raheem Sterling began the scoring after a side-foot finish after a quick free-kick from Kevin De Bruyne caught sent the defence to sleep.
Aguero then beat goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with an amazing strike from 25 metres,
A poor header by Chelsea’s Ross Barkley towards his own goal then gifted Aguero with City’s third.
A low drive from Ilkay Gundogan made it 4-0 after just 25 minutes.
After the break, Aguero, who also became City’s all-time top scorer in league games, nodded against the bar before he completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Sterling had been brought down by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Sterling wrapped up the thrashing, converting a low cross from Oleksandr Zinchenko in the 80th.