Agency, 13 January : Manchester City showed no mercy in thrashing a troubled Aston Villa 6-1 on Super Sunday as Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick made him the top non-English scorer in Premier League history.
Villa were as woeful as City were devastating in the first half as the champions went in 4-0 up; Riyad Mahrez struck low at the near post for the opener, and then pounced on debutant Danny Drinkwater’s mistake for the second .
Aguero struck finely into the top corner from the edge of the box, and it was four just before the break as Kevin De Bruyne’s world-class cross found Gabriel Jesus at the back post.
Just before the hour mark Aguero scored his record-breaking 176th Premier League goal with a slotted finish from 10 yards, and his 177th came from another lapse in the Villa defence (81). Villa scored a late consolation through Anwar El-Ghazi’s penalty.
The result means City have won nine of their last 10 in all competitions as they sit second, still 14 points behind Liverpool, who have a game in hand. Villa are now 18th and a point behind Watford after their 3-0 win at Bournemouth.
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