Aguero’s hat-trick help Manchester City outclass Arsenal
A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero gave a dominant Manchester City a 3-1 win against Arsenal in Sunday’s Premier League game at the Etihad.
Aguero’s hat-trick is his tenth in the Premier League for Manchester City; only Alan Shearer with 11 has more in the competition’s history.
City had the perfect start under just 48 seconds through Aguero who headed in Aymeric Laporte’s cross after Alex Iwobi was dispossessed of the ball on the edge of Arsenal’s box.
Few minutes later City were denied a clear penalty after Aguero had his shirt tugged back by Shkodran Mustafi as he was racing to meet Kevin De Bruyne’s pass.
Arsenal drew level on 11 minutes off Laurent Koscielny who headed in Nacho Monreal’s header from a corner.
City were back in front again on 44 minutes with Aguero grabbing his second as he knocked the ball into an empty net following a superb team move with Raheem Sterling providing the assist.
In the 61st minute, Aguero completed his hat-trick as he bundled in Sterling’s low cross to make it 3-1.
City are now temporarily two points off leaders Liverpool on 59 points in the league table while Arsenal are sixth on 47 points, three points adrift of a top four place.
City have now won four consecutive top-flight games against Arsenal for the first time since April 1937.
Arsenal are looking for their first Premier League away win against top six side since a 2-0 win at Manchester City in January 2015.