- Man City put five past Foxes in rout at the Etihad
- Strike from Sterling and four from Aguero sets Pep Guardiola’s side on their way
- Citizens now 16 points ahead of rivals Man United at top of the league
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Manchester City had Sergio Aguero to thank this evening, as the Argentine scored four in his side’s 5-1 win over Leicester to help them go 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Sterling opened the scoring in the third minute following a brilliant cross from Kevin De Bruyne, before Jamie Vardy equalised for the away side.
Aguero then bagged his first just after half time, with the former Atletico Madrid ace scoring his second just a few minutes later to put the home side in full control.
The Argentina international then collected his hat-trick in 77th minute, before firing home his fourth in added time to complete the rout for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Following the result, City are now a massive 16 points clear of their rivals Man United at the top of the Premier League.
Player of the Match
There’s only one candidate for this one, isn’t there…
Sergio Aguero was on top form this afternoon, as the Argentine became the first place to score four or more goals in a Premier League game on three different occasions.
The Man City forward was on point this evening, as he drew level with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in second place in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.
This tweet sums up the player’s performance superbly
Masterful finishing from Aguero today. Crazy how he was quietly considered over the hill not long ago.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) February 10, 2018
Stat of the Match
Aguero joined an elite club of players following his quadruple this evening
20 – Sergio Aguero is the 4th player to score 20+ goals in four consecutive Premier League campaigns – after Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Harry Kane. Dink.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 10, 2018
Man City: Ederson 6, Walker 7, Laporte 6, Otamendi 5, Zinchenko 6, Gundogan 6, Fernandino 7, De Bruyne 9, Sterling 7, Aguero 9.5, Silva 7 / Subs: Stones 6, Danilo 6, Foden 6
Leicester: Schmeichel 4, Dragovic 6, Maguire 5, Fuchs 5, Albrighton 6, James 5, Ndidi 6, Silva 6, Chilwell 6, Vardy 7, Diabate 6 / Subs: Iheanacho 6, Simpson 6, Mahrez 6
It wasn’t all about the fantastic Aguero this evening…
Debate has always been Lampard, Scholes or Gerrard. Now it's Lampard, Scholes, Gerrard or De Bruyne.
— RG (@registability) February 10, 2018
Kevin DeBruyne is simply outrageous
— Jody Morris (@morriskid) February 10, 2018
Abramovich must feel sick every time he watches De Bruyne play football #cfc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) February 10, 2018
Kevin De Bruyne is easily the second best player in the league after Salah.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) February 10, 2018
Kevin De Bruyne best player in the PL without a doubt. Salah 2nd best right now.
— Samuel. (@VintageSalah) February 10, 2018
De Bruyne just isn't human
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) February 10, 2018