Match Report: Aguero scores hat trick in 0-6 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road

By | September 16, 2017
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The Argentine was joined on the score sheet by Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling.

Sergio Aguero clattered in his sixth Premier league hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Watford 6-0.

The Argentine opened the scoring with a firm header before doubling the score, and netting his eighth goal in five games against the Hornets.

Gabriel Jesus made it three, before Nicolas Otamendi nodded in David Silva’s corner.

Aguero then completed his treble with a stunning curler, after Kyle Walker had picked him out.

Raheem Sterling then turned the game into an annihilation from the spot after he had been fouled.

For all the excitement and hot air from the red half of Manchester, one glance at City’s teamsheet should be enough to iron out any doubts.

Pep Guardiola’s exotic assortment of forwards is the most powerful nuclear arsenal in the Premier League. Look at the names before you hide behind the sofa for a quick prayer: Aguero, Jesus, De Bruyne, Sterling, Silva.

Sergio Aguero clattered in his sixth Premier league hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Watford 6-0.

The Argentine opened the scoring with a firm header before doubling the score, and netting his eighth goal in five games against the Hornets.

Gabriel Jesus made it three, before Nicolas Otamendi nodded in David Silva’s corner.

Aguero then completed his treble with a stunning curler, after Kyle Walker had picked him out.

Raheem Sterling then turned the game into an annihilation from the spot after he had been fouled.

For all the excitement and hot air from the red half of Manchester, one glance at City’s teamsheet should be enough to iron out any doubts.

Pep Guardiola’s exotic assortment of forwards is the most powerful nuclear arsenal in the Premier League. Look at the names before you hide behind the sofa for a quick prayer: Aguero, Jesus, De Bruyne, Sterling, Silva.

If there is a more exciting front five in the country, let’s see them.

Sergio Ageuro’s hat-trick took him just two short of City’s all-time scoring record, which has stood for 78 years, and Guardiola’s side have scored 15 goals in eight days.

De Bruyne sits deeper these days, but his passing range and ability to drift between the lines is exemplary.

There were eyebrows raised when City paid £55 million to bring him back to English football from Wolfsburg before transfer fees soared into another orbit in the last window, but on this evidence they got him on the cheap.

The pace on De Bruyne’s free-kick from which Aguero headed City in front was wicked, if not unplayable.

Pep Guardiola astonished everyone in midweek by claiming Kevin De Bruyne was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

That’s some statement from a bloke who used to be in charge of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi at Barcelona.

But on this evidence, Pep was not over-egging the pudding.

OK, Watford’s patched-up defence was never going to be a match for City’s cast of galacticos – but De Bruyne didn’t put a foot wrong at Vicarage Road and he was far too good for the Hornets.

Ilkay Gundogan made a welcome return for City, nine months after he broke his kneecap last December – in the 2-0 home win over Watford.

Gundogan didn’t have to over-exert himself when he replaced Kevin De Bruyne for the last quarter of a one-sided contest.

But it was a measure of City’s colossal squad strength that they were able to summon a player of his quality from a bench costing £200 million, where his fellow subs included Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.

As the Watford fans scurried for the exits, it might have seemed that their side’s unbeaten run to this point in the season was a hopeless chimera. In truth, however, Marco Silva’s side were not without merit. They battled and scrapped and never stopped harrying. And in Carillo they have a winger of real potential merit, who against lesser opposition might well carry a threat.

But here they were up against an opponent of altogether more substantial scale. The difference between the two operations was made plain when Pep Guardiola, trussed up in a hoodie on the touchline, sent on his substitutes: Bernando Silva, Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan. Silva, meanwhile, sent on Roberto Pereyra, Troy Deeney and Etienne Capoue. Sometimes life just seems hopelessly unfair.

Credits: The Mirror

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