Four-goal Aguero runs riot as Man City rout Leicester

Posted February 12, 2018

Sergio Aguero scored an incredible four goals, Raheem Sterling put his terrible miss against Burnley last week behind him to score and Pep Guardiola's team went 16 points clear with 11 games to play.

Talismanic Belgium pass master, Kevin De Bruyne, located Sterling with his trademark passes for the opener of the game. "Now it's important to move on together and prepare for the next game".

Puel had said on Thursday that Mahrez would not play at the Etihad Stadium but named him on the bench and brought him on with almost half an hour to play, although it was to no avail as the Foxes were heavily beaten.

Kevin De Bruyne

No player has provided more assists in Europe's top five leagues than Kevin De Bruyne since he made his Wolfsburg debut in 2012.

The home side, shell-shocked by Leicester's unexpected equalizer, were soon back on the prowl as they attempted to restore their lead.

Riyad Mahrez isn't a popular figure in the Leicester City camp at the moment.

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Aguero's four goals took his total for the campaign to 28 in all competitions and his overall City tally to 197.

The best first-half chance to make it two came when the midfielder found Sterling with a precise through ball, but the No 7's shot was blocked by Aleksandar Dragovic after he'd rounded Schmeichel.

The next penetrating pass from the boot of De Bruyne came in the form of a low through-ball behind the defence into Aguero's path.

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If not for Leicester's haphazard defending in the second half, their attackers might have given City a run for their money.

After 25 minutes of patience and control, Aguero finally managed to bag his hat-trick, thanks mostly to a shocking piece of play by Kasper Schmeichel. Foxes striker Jamie Vardy burst away from De Bruyne's attempted tackle in midfield, before taking on £57m man Laporte. It looks all but guaranteed that the Cityzens will go on to be crowned champions, and they have undoubtedly been one of the best sides in Premier League history.

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