Aguero torments Newcastle with hat trick for Man City

3 - Sergio Aguero has scored the first ideal Premier League hat-trick since the Argentine himself scored one against Newcastle in October 2015.

The lead was eventually increased in the 63rd minute thanks to Aguero's powerful penalty, converted after Sterling had been clumsily tripped by Javier Manquillo.

Aguero finished off a brilliant run from Sane with a close-range finish after the German star had beaten three Newcastle defenders before laying a pass for the Argentine in the six yard box.

Manchester City's unbeaten streak was ended last weekend by Liverpool.

From that point on, however, it was one-way traffic.

City's frustration increased when a Raheem Sterling goal was disallowed - correctly - for offside.

While there were a few disgruntled City fans, the majority said it was business as usual and a week's rest maybe what the team needed to bounce back after what has been a hectic festive schedule.

Silva was fouled on the edge of the 18, and Kevin De Bruyne presided over a risky free kick from the right only to rifled the ball over the goal.

At the Etihad Stadium, Aguero headed the opening goal in the 34th minute, getting the slightest of touches to a cross from Kevin De Bruyne.

His Newcastle side were heavily criticised for their negative and defensive tactics that evening, and so it will be interesting to see which outlook they will adopt for the visit to the Etihad.

The goal came from the penalty spot, with Aguero drilling home his spot-kick after Manquillo bundled over Sterling as the England global darted towards the byline.

As mentioned earlier, it will be down to how many goals Newcastle do not concede and it is likely to be many.

Dummett won possession in his own half, and pouncing on a loose ball, Clark swept a superb ball forward to release Murphy behind the City defence.

New Stoke manager Paul Lambert won his first game in charge of the Potters as they beat Huddersfield 2-0 with second-half goals from Joe Allen and Mame Biram Diouf to climb out of the relegation zone. Although Swansea have been acclaimed for their stylish play in the past, they are in bad trouble and need to fight their way out. Guardiola will be particularly pleased with the performance of stand-in left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko on his first league start.

Trailing eight points behind fourth placed Chelsea in the fight to qualify for the Champions League, Arsenal could be without Sanchez for the first time when they host Crystal Palace.

On a day when all Premier League fixtures were preceded by a minute's applause honouring former West Bromwich Albion and England forward Cyrille Regis, a trailblazer for black players who died aged 59 last week, the Baggies drew 1-1 with Everton.

However, those hopes disappeared with seven minutes left as Aguero claimed his hat-trick.

John Stones followed suit in wasting a decent chance soon after, prodding David Silva's cut-back wide of the right-hand post.

Subs (not used): Bravo (gk), Danilo, Adarabioyo, Mangala, Gundogan.

Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie are expected to start on the wings, with Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diame setting up shop in the center of midfield and Ayoze Perez and Joselu are expected to lead the line for the Magpies.

  • Julie Sanders