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Aguero nets hat-trick, sets record as Man City put six past Chelsea

Sergio Aguero scored thrice to help Manchester City thrash Chelsea 6-0 in a Premier League clash at the Etihad on Sunday.

The Argentina forward became the all-time highest goalscorer in the league for City with 160 goals, surpassing Eric Book and Tommy Johnson.

His hattrick was also a record-equalling one, as it was his 11th Premier League hattrick – a feat achieved only by Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer.

Aguero doubled the lead for City in the 13th minute after Raheem Sterling had put them ahead just four minutes into the match.

The Argentine scored his second of the day in the 19th minute and completed his hat trick early in the second half through a penalty, with Gundogan having scored City’s fourth on 25 minutes.

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Sterling scored again to add the sixth in the 80th minute, as City climb to the summit of the Premier League once again.

Pep Guardiola’ side will feel good over the victory as it served more like a revenge, having been beaten 2-0 in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge last year.

The defeat for Chelsea is their heaviest defeat in any competition since losing 0-7 to Nottingham Forest in April 1991, according to stats company OptaJoe.

 

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