Sergio Aguero hit a hattrick as Manchester City’s record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s champions opened their home campaign with a prematch display of ticker tape and exploding fireworks and Aguero continued the Pyrotechnics on the field.
Aguero, who turned 30 in the close-season, has now scored 14 times in his last eight Premier League games at City’s Etihad Stadium.
The Argentina star City’s all-time leading scorer – joins former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler on nine Premier League hat-tricks.
Only ex-Newcastle and Blackburn star Alan Shearer has scored more in the competition’s history with 11.
City’s rampant display underlined why they are such strong favorites to retain their title.
Such is City’s strength in depth, Guardiola was able to leave Kyle Walker, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling on the bench. And even though City learned this week that playmaker Kevin de Bruyne will be out for up to three months with a knee injury, the fact Guardiola was able to name substitutes which cost his club rs230 million ($293 million ) in transfer fees, was a sobering thought for their rivals.
CHELSEA EDGE ARSENAL
Eden Hazard came off the bench to provide the winner for Marcos Alonso as Chelsea edged a thrilling London derby 3-2 over Arsenal on Saturday to condemn new Arsenal boss Unai Emery to a second consecutive defeat.
Contrastingly, Chelsea sits top of the embryonic Premier League table thanks to a perfect start under Maurizio Sarri but made life difficult for themselves after racing into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes through Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata. Arsenal were level by half-time as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi netted.
(Gray 3, Deeney 48, Hughes 51)
Manchester City 6 (Aguero 25, 35, 75, Jesus 31, D. Silva 48, Kongolo 84-Og)
Huddersfield 1(Stankovic 43)
(Pedro 9, Morata 20, Alonso 81)
(Mkhitaryan 37, Iwobi 41)
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