Manchester City trashed Chelsea 6-0 claiming the top spot in the Premier League table once again.
The credit for today’s match would go to Sergio Aguero’s hattrick. The Argentina international became the sixth player to register 200 goal involvements with a single club in the Premier League after scoring the club’s third goal. He surpassed Tommy Johnson and Eric Brook as the club’s most prolific player in league fixtures.
Watch Match Highlights and All Goals – Man City vs Chelsea
The goals were Aguero’s 158th, 159th and 160th Premier League strikes in a City shirt, to go with his 41 assists.
|Most Premier League hat-tricks|
|11||Sergio Aguero, Alan Shearer|
|8||Michael Owen, Harry Kane, Thierry Henry|
He also equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 11 hat-tricks following his 56-minute treble. Aguero struck twice in the first half at the Etihad Stadium and added a third with a penalty after the interval.
The 30-year-old’s dominant performance has marked his second treble of the week, having inflicted similar damage on Arsenal earlier.
About the hattrick table, Robbie Fowler is third on the leaderboard with nine and Tottenham’s Harry Kane is with eight and is the only other active Premier League player to have notched more than three.
About others, Michael Owen and Thierry Henry finished their careers with eight apiece, Wayne Rooney with seven and Luis Suarez managed six for Liverpool.
All I can do is apologise’ – What they said…
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “To score six against Chelsea and the way we played, we had so much attention. We did it, it’s an incredible compliment to the players, they are outstanding.
“We spoke this morning, we trained set pieces, trained some movements and I never thought we would score this amount of goals.”
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta: “It is one of the worst nights in my career. It is difficult to explain what happened.
“The first five or six minutes went well but that is not enough. We are conceding a lot of goals and we cannot accept that.
“All I can do is apologise to the fans because it is not acceptable.”
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: “My feeling this week was really good. It was good during training and the technical meeting and the warm-up. The goal after three minutes made it very difficult to play against these opponents, who played fantastic football.
“The motivation today was good. We were not able to stay in the match and react later.”
Chelsea’s unwanted records – Key stats
- Sergio Aguero has scored eight Premier League goals for Man City in 2019 – double that of any other player in the competition and more than 11 other Premier League clubs have managed, including Chelsea (seven).
- Chelsea conceded four goals in consecutive away top-flight matches for the first time since December 1990.
- Only Fulham (15) have conceded more Premier League goals during 2019 than Chelsea (13).
- Manchester City became the first top-flight team since Tottenham Hotspur in December 1965 to score more than once in 15 consecutive home league matches.
Chelsea travel to Swedish side Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday (20:00 GMT), while Manchester City turn their attention to Newport County in an FA Cup tie next Saturday (17:30 GMT).