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Aguero hits four for rampant Man City
    2018-February-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SERGIO AGUERO scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

“An authentic legend of this club,” City coach Pep Guardiola said of Aguero.

“He has a special talent in the box. He’s clinical...especially the third one and fourth one are amazing.”

Riyad Mahrez made his Leicester return after ending his self-imposed exile in protest after the Foxes turned down a transfer deadline day advance by City for the Algerian.

However, the damage had already been done for the visitors by the time Mahrez entered as a substitute just after the hour mark thanks to another Aguero masterclass.

“Seventy-two points in February is something special, it’s outstanding,” added Guardiola, whose side bounced back from a 1-1 draw at Burnley last week.

“Everytime we dropped points this season, the next game we won, which is so, so important.

“Keeping that consistency is so important for us. If we are able to win the title it will be something special for us.”

Kevin De Bruyne’s teasing low cross was turned home by Raheem Sterling for his 20th goal of the season inside three minutes, but there was a rude awakening for City’s record signing Aymeric Laporte on just his second appearance for the club as Jamie Vardy skipped beyond the defender before his deflected shot found the bottom corner.

However, Leicester players were powerless to stop Aguero after the break as the Argentine took advantage of two more wonderful De Bruyne passes and then an errant clearance from Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to complete his hat trick.

But the best was yet to come as Aguero smashed a 20-meter drive in off the underside of the bar. “Maybe the last one,” said Aguero on which of the strikes was his favorite. “Because it’s a long time since I scored from outside the box.”

Earlier, Kane’s towering header four minutes into the second half earned Spurs a deserved derby win.(SD-Agencies)

 

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