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Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea: 3 takeaways as City thrash the Blues to go top of the table | Premier League 2018-19

Suman Dey
ANALYST
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1.24K   //    11 Feb 2019, 00:06 IST

Man City hosted Chelsea at the Etihad.
Man City hosted Chelsea at the Etihad.

Manchester City and Chelsea faced each other in the most anticipated game of the weekend as both teams looked for a win to stay relevant in their aspirations. A win for City would have taken them back to the top of the League table whereas for the Blues it was about getting back into the top four.

Pep Guardiola's side has made a habit lately to score early in the game. They broke the deadlock in the fourth minute as Raheem Sterling pounced on to a weak save by Kepa to put City ahead. It could have been two within a flash but Aguero proved that he is human after all as the Argentine missed a sitter from a couple of yards out.

However, he made up for his miss and scored a delightful long ranger to double City's lead in the 13th minute. Chelsea looked down and out, and a mistake by Berkley handed Aguero his second of the game. Guardiola's side was not done yet as Gundogan made it four leaving Maurizio Sarri frustrated and agitated in the dugout.

Manchester City started the second half with the same aggression as Sterling got fouled inside the box which gave Sergio Aguero the chance to score his hat-trick and the Argentine gladly obliged. The Citizens were relentless with Raheem Sterling making it six for City as they sealed all three points and made a massive statement to Liverpool.

Here are the three takeaways from the game.


#3 Sensational Sergio Aguero

Aguero scored a brace today.
Aguero scored a brace today.

Sergio Aguero would always be remembered as the man who scored the 93rd-minute winner to clinch the title away from the jaws of their neighbors. The Argentine is City's all-time leading goal scorer and today was another glimpse of his extraordinary goal-scoring prowess. 

Aguero got a great chance within the first ten minutes of the game but he missed a sitter, much to the dismay of the manager and the player himself. However, it didn't take long as he scored a fantastic goal from a long-range.

The Argentine got lucky for his second as Barkley's weak back header fell kindly to Sergio who guided it past the hapless Chelsea keeper. He finally got his hat-trick in the second half after Sterling got fouled inside the box which gave Aguero the chance to score from the spot. It was his 11th hat-trick in the Premier League.

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Suman Dey
ANALYST
A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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