Sergio Aguero made Premier League historical past with a ruthless hat-trick as Manchester Town embarrassed Aston Villa.
The striker’s treble in Town’s 6-1 thrashing cemented his position because the league’s all-time in a foreign country height scorer.
He has now scored 177 objectives – from 255 league video games – to overtake Thierry Henry’s mark of 175 after a medical efficiency at Villa Park.
His 12th Premier League treble additionally made him the outright main hat-trick scorer within the Premier League, forward of Alan Shearer.
Targets from Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez with two had put Pep Guardiola’s aspect 4-Zero up at half-time in a one-sided contest.
The guests dismantled their hosts to transport as much as 2nd within the Premier League.
They’re 14 issues in the back of leaders Liverpool, with their hopes of protecting their name all however over, however the champions underlined their high quality with a devastating efficiency on Sunday.
- Sergio Aguero – 177
- Thierry Henry – 175
- Robin Van Persie – 144
- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 127
- Robbie Keane – 126
Villa had slipped into the relegation zone sooner than the sport after Watford’s win at Bournemouth and fell to their 6th defeat in 9 top-flight outings.
They rolled over to endure their heaviest house defeat within the league for nearly 4 years, regardless of Anwar El Ghazi’s injury-time penalty.
Some extent would have lifted them out of the ground 3, however the tone was once set early as Town camped throughout the hosts’ 1/2.
The guests probed and Joao Cancelo sliced large sooner than they had been rewarded with Mahrez’s quickfire double.
After 18 mins the winger gathered the ball at the proper and skipped previous Danny Drinkwater’s vulnerable problem at the fringe of the field.
Mahrez persisted into the realm and, when Villa retreated, beat Orjan Nyland at his close to publish.
Six mins later Villa’s fragility on the again was once glaring after they didn’t transparent, David Silva robbed Drinkwater, making simply his 2nd get started in 22 months, and Mahrez hammered in from 10 yards.
Town had been a category above the suffering hosts and, after Jesus fired over, Aguero made it 3-Zero after 28 mins.
It was once once more too simple for Guardiola’s aspect as, after gathering Kevin De Bruyne’s move, the striker rifled into the highest nook from the threshold of the field.
Town had been relentless – despite the fact that Villa presented little resistance – and Aguero shot over sooner than Silva curled a free-kick inches large.
It was once no wonder, even though, when Jesus made it 4-Zero in first-half damage time when he fired in throughout Nyland after De Bruyne’s very good low move.
There was once no let-up from Town in the second one 1/2 and Aguero grabbed his piece of historical past 12 mins after the wreck.
The 31-year-old held off the flimsy demanding situations of Ahmed Elmohamady and Tyrone Mings sooner than firing into the ground nook.
Coming near near new Villa signing Pepe Reina watched from the stands as Town tore his long term team-mates aside and Mings cleared off the road from Jesus sooner than Nyland stopped Cancelo’s power.
Nyland stored Jesus’ low effort and, with 12 mins left, the striker will have to have added a 6th as an alternative of firing over.
However Aguero did make it 6-0, bagging his hat-trick – and with it some other file – within the 81st minute.
Villa’s slapdash defence persisted to flounder and, when Mahrez was once proficient the ball, he discovered Aguero to damage in from 10 yards.
The hosts did get the barest of consolations in added time, El Ghazi scoring from the spot after Ilkay Gundogan tripped Trezeguet, however there was once no purpose for birthday celebration.
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