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EPL: Aguero scores hat-trick as Manchester City thrash Watford 6-0

17 September 2017, 12:36 | Ken Black

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero were both on target against Feyenoord

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero were both on target against Feyenoord

The Citizens appear to be doing just that - they beat Watford FC 6-0 on Saturday. The Sky Blues are proving to be one of the most high-flying teams in world soccer this season.

The hat-trick from Aguero left the Spaniard claiming that his player should already be widely-known as a Man City legend.

However, it was uphill from the moment Aguero got his head on Kevin De Bruyne's swinging left-wing free kick on 27 minutes.

Watford had kept three consecutive clean sheets in the league under new manager Marco Silva, but couldn't contain City's attack.

Gabriel Jesus was among the goals yet again, with Nicolas Otamendi heading home from a corner and Raheem Sterling burying a penalty late-on. He has a goal scoring sense. Four of the players mentioned so far are the big reason why this the squad is scoring in droves: Aguero, Jesus, Silva and De Bruyne.

City were a joy to watch today in the ideal advertisement for Pep Guardiola's infamous brand of one-touch possession football. Perhaps RB will become a big club too - I'm quite sure.

Summer recruit Mohamed Salah's tying goal secured a point for the Reds but even he can't match the brilliance of Mane, who is serving a three-match suspension after being sent off against Manchester City last weekend.

Meanwhile, Guardiola can reflect on a week in which his side scored 15 goals without reply ahead of four games in three different competitions over the next two weeks.

Liverpool was let down by its defense for the second time in a week Saturday. Watford proved themselves as the real deal with an away win over Southampton, who finished sixth in the league last season.

Liverpool bossed the game and saw much of the possession but went behind through Scott Artfield's goal midway through the first half.

The lead only lasted two minutes as Mohammed Salah equalized after receiving a long ball from Matip. The Reds took 35 shots (nine on goal) in the draw, a whopping 30 more than Burnley attempted.

Guardiola, however, admits that it would not be an easy task because fatigue will play a part following their midweek trip to Rotterdam, where they defeated Feyenoord 4-0 in the Champions League. I'm so happy for the third goal because he's so clever in the box. The Hard Tackle predicts a hard-fought 2-1 win for Pep Guardiola and co.

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