Sergio Aguero scored five goals in a 20-minute spell as Manchester City used a second-half onslaught to beat Newcastle 6-1 Saturday and provisionally reclaim top spot in the Premier League.
The hosts dominated possession in the game’s early moments, but it was Newcastle who took the lead against the run of play on 18 minutes as Aleksandar Mitrovic met Georginio Wijnaldum’s cross with a header.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero spoke of his happiness after his sensational five-goal demolition of Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.
He completed his day of work by scoring in the 60th and 62nd minutes to emulate Robert Lewandowski’s five goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga against Wolfsburg in late September.
City got their fourth goal in the 53rd minute when Jesus Navas floated in a well-weight cross to Kevin Bruyne, who finished with a acrobatic effort from 12-yards out. However even three goals wasn’t enough, as Aguero had his eyes set on equalizing Robert Lewandowski’s five goal feat from just over a week ago.
You only have to go back to May when the question on Tyneside was: Where is the next Premier League win going to come from?
And again!! De Bruyne to Aguero, who slid in front of his mark to score from close range.
It then came as a surprise when Pellegrini substituted him after 66 minutes – denying him the chance to become the first player in Premier League history to score six in a game – but Pellegrini revealed he had been carrying a knock.
But Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left to admit that he could be sacked after a 3-1 home defeat against Southampton left the champions 10 points off the pace in 16th place.
Despite the obvious reservations about praising that particular attacking combination too much too soon, there is no doubt Mitrovic and Perez looked as unsafe together as any other forward line tried out so far this season by McClaren.
“The goal before half time gave them a lift and the second half we just got done by mistakes by ourselves but but also by Aguero’s world-class finishing, which he is well capable of doing to anyone”.
Full debutant Glenn Murray scored but then saw a late penalty saved as Bournemouth were held to a 1-1 draw by fellow promoted side Watford, for whom Odion Ighalo netted for the fifth time this term. Through two matchdays in the Champions League we have already seen the best England lose games at the elite level to teams from Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Italy and the Netherlands.
The Premier League is watched by billions around the globe; it has been brilliantly marketed as a destination all football fans want to absorb.
He’s gone into his shell somewhat in City’s last few games but Newcastle should be just the kind of team he can step up a gear against. They lead 2-1.
“The pressure lies with United because they lost the first game”, insisted Hecking.