Sergio Agüero nets hat-trick in Manchester City’s 6-0 win on Watford

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have put on another offensive display in their most recent 6-0 win at Vicarage Road against Watford.

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Manchester City’s incredible start to the season has been one of the biggest talking points of the Premier League. Again today, they have shown their domination by winning over Watford by six goals, earning their second away win in a row, and their fourth this season.

Today again, City has netted more than five goals in an away game, and proved its outstanding Premier League dominance over a team that was unbeaten in the Premier League since May 2017. On that day, they had lost 5-0 at Vicarage Road against none other than Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The first half featured an early brace from Sergio Agüero, who proved yet again that his finishing was one of the best in the Premier League, if not in the world. Gabriel Jesus would also bag a goal after being on the receiving end of a beautiful pass from outside the box. The Brazilian would also show quality finishing, and therefore making it 3-0 right before half-time. A disastrous scenario for Watford, who was on a good run of form before this humiliation at home.

The second half would not be any better than the first. Another Argentine international would score in this game, with City defender Nicolas Otamendi scoring a nice header inside the box after a near-perfect delivery from David Silva – this would be Silva’s second assist of the game, after assisting Agüero earlier in the game.

Sergio Agüero, who had been splendid in that game and had already scored two goals in the first half, would try to get a hat-trick for the rest of the game. And with only ten minutes to go, due to a lack of clear-cut chances being presented to him, the Argentine striker would go on a solo run before eliminating all of Watford’s defense and launching a left-footed shot that would cross the goal-line, before being cleared away by a Watford defender. The referee would rule this shot to be a goal, and award Agüero with a hat-trick, and a potential contender to the Puskàs Award of ‘goal of the year’.

The final goal would come from a penalty shot taken by Raheem Sterling, tucked in the back of the net. The final score would be six goals to nothing, placing Manchester City three points ahead of Manchester United in the title race, with a ridiculously high goal advantage of +14 after five games played (including a draw and four wins). City will be awaiting the result of the Manchester United fixture before knowing whether or not they will be Premier League leaders by the end of the week-end.

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