Man City thrash Huddersfield 6-1

Man City thrash Huddersfield 6-1
Aguero caught Hamer off his line to make it 1-0 for Manchester City on Sunday.
London, Aug 19 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 8/19/2018 12:38:53 PM IST

Sergio Aguero registered his 13th hat-trick for Manchester City as the reigning PL champions showed they were not missing Kevin De Bruyne in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town.

Aguero got City’s first, third and fifth goals, while Gabriel Jesus and David Silva, on his 250th Premier League appearance, also beat Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

Terence Kongolo’s own goal capped a convincing City victory which was only slightly spoiled by Jon Stankovic’s effort for the visitors just before half-time.

The 25th-minute opener came from Ederson’s 70-yard goal-kick as he spotted Aguero in a one-on-one situation, and City’s all-time scorer stayed cool to chip past Ben Hamer. 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.

Huddersfield pulled one back prior to the break as Stankovic capitalised when Steve Mounie flicked on a long throw.

Yet the three-goal lead was restored within three minutes of the restart when Silva bent a beautiful free-kick into the top-right corner as Hamer stood motionless.

Aguero completed his hat-trick as he flicked in Mendy’s glorious delivery 15 minutes from time.

The striker was taken off straight after that but his replacement Leroy Sane was involved in City’s final goal when his attempt was saved by Hamer but went in off the unsuspecting Kongolo.

Meanwhile, a devastating first-half blitz from Brighton secured a memorable 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Sunday. Two goals in two minutes from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy put Brighton two up inside 27 minutes. Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit on 34 minutes with a close-range header but there was no respite for the beleaguered United defence as Pascal Gross won and converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time to put Brighton in control. Paul Pogba scored a penalty in stoppage-time but it came too late to inspire a comeback.

Chelsea beat Arsenal

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a pulsating London derby on Saturday with defender Marcos Alonso scoring an 81st-minute winner after the Gunners had fought back from an early 2-0 deficit. Chelsea went ahead in the ninth minute when Pedro buried a cross by Alonso. Out-of-form striker Alvaro Morata scored only his second league goal of 2018, fed by a through ball from Cesar Azpilicueta 11 minutes later.

Arsenal clawed their way back into the game in the 37th minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan drilled in a low shot that Kepa Arrizabalaga will have been disappointed to have let in. Alex Iwobi made it 2-2 four minutes later as Arsenal exploited Chelsea’s vulnerability on the flanks.

In a tighter second half, neither side could carve out as many chances but Alonso settled the game when Belgium winger Eden Hazard, on as a substitute, carved open the Arsenal defence for the Spanish defender to finish in Sarri’s first home game in charge.


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