Aguero bags treble as rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

Aug 20, 2018, 06:58
Aguero bags treble as rampant City hit Huddersfield for six

At the final whistle, Aguero said: "Hat-trick number 13? Wow".

The only criticism that could be made of City is that they only declared on six.

Silva said City manager Pep Guardiola's understanding means he will be in "debt forever" to him.

A delighted Guardiola told Sky Sports: 'Last season Huddersfield played five at the back.

Jon Gorenc Stankovic struck for Huddersfield, but City were never tested as Gabriel Jesus and David Silva also scored, along with an own goal from Terence Kongolo.

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Pep Guardiola's City dazzled against the only side to stop them scoring at the Etihad Stadium in the league last season.

Huddersfield needed to be able to take their momentum into the second half but within three minutes of the restart, City re-established their three-goal advantage as David Silva curled a 25-yard free kick into the top corner of the net.

Jesus added a second six minutes later following good work from Benjamin Mendy and when the Frenchman delivered a cross that Hamer fumbled, Aguero accepted the gift to score City's third.

Eduardo SALVIO and Franco CERVI who are both called-up for Argentina's friendly matches next month started for Benfica.

Pogba's injury-time penalty, after Marouane Fellaini was brought down, came too late to matter.

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"Sometimes you make mistakes and are not punished but we were punished by every mistake we made".

City swarmed around the Huddersfield area in the opening moments, Aguero having a shot blocked and the visitors' Steve Mounie miscuing a clearance onto the top of his own bar inside three minutes. "We decided today we would play with two strikers".

With the ball for most of the game, City dominated the possession statistics and had 77% of the ball, while they amassed a mind-boggling 742 passes, which had a stunning 94% completion to emphasise the enhanced quality they had, as David Wagner's home side chased shadows for most of the contest. Burnley equalized three minutes later when James Tarkowski headed in from close range.

Selected by 5.2% of managers heading into matchweek two, many may believe that Roberto Pereyra's 16 point haul last weekend was just a freak occurrence after the 2-0 win over Brighton but the stats suggest that is not the case.

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