Hat-trick for Sergio Aguero as Manchester City hit Watford for six

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Aguero closed in on City’s all-time goalscoring record.

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring Manchester City's opener

Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick sent Manchester City top of the Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road.

Aguero spearheaded this rampant triumph, laying on a goal for Gabriel Jesus and inching ever closer to City’s all-time goalscoring record.

Kevin De Bruyne conjured two assists from his limitless stock of tricks, while Nicolas Otamendi’s header and Raheem Sterling’s penalty completed City’s muscle-flexing rout.

(PA Graphics)
(PA Graphics)

What they said

Tweet of the match

Star man – Sergio Aguero


Moment of the match

Sergio Aguero heads home
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De Bruyne’s free-kick delivery for City’s 27th-minute opener was superb. The Belgium midfielder curled the ball into the box with pace and accuracy, providing Aguero with the relatively easy job of glancing the ball into the bottom left corner.

View from the bench


Data point

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Sergio Aguero celebrates his third goal
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Who’s up next?

Swansea v Watford (Premier League, September 23)

West Brom v Manchester City (Carabao Cup, September 20)

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