Sergio Aguero: One of the best performances

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

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City now switch their attention to knockout football with games against Newport in the FA Cup, Schalke in the Champions League and Chelsea again in the Carabao Cup final before they are next in league action. The beginning of the season we were better away than at home. But when Sterling was too quick for Cesar Azpilicueta and chopped down by the Spaniard inside the area, Aguero coolly slotted home from the penalty spot to move level with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah as the Premier League's top scorer on 17 for the season. "It needs time, it only depends on the belief of the owners and the people in charge".

Aguero's hat-trick against Chelsea was his 15th in all competitions for City and his 11th in the Premier League putting him joint top of the Premier League hat-trick records charts with Alan Shearer. "It is not to change another football, because at the moment we are playing another football".

Chelsea endured a diabolical away outing at the Etihad Stadium last night as they were handed an embarrassing 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City.

Such was the defensive collapse at the other end, Gonzalo Higuain had little chance to shine but the Argentine striker was unfortunate not to score his third goal in as many league starts for Chelsea when Ederson turned over his dipping volley five minutes before the break. He also became City's top-scorer in the league, with 160 in 229 appearances.

City boss Pep Guardiola, though, urged the Chelsea hierarchy not to be trigger happy with Sarri.

Asked if this defeat made him fear that his style of football can not work at Chelsea, Sarri replied: "No, because today I didn't see my football". But of course as usually I will go to say hello to him later, as usual.

They do so having regained first place from Liverpool on goal difference.

Guardiola had left David Silva on the bench but his midfield looked perfectly balanced with De Bruyne and Gundogan providing a presence in the middle and Bernardo Silva, who seems to get better with every game, in imperious form on the right flank. They pressed really well and we were not able to do it. "They still have that chance, but it has become a lot more hard in the last week".

"The only way I know is that the more you win games, the more you have to work".

"The Liverpool trophy room is much bigger than ours so for us to still be there [competing] means a lot".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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