A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a hangover from European success at Feyenoord in midweek.
City were anxious to end their relatively poor record in Premier League games which followed Champions League fixtures last season.
Of their last six such games dating back to last September, Pep Guardiola’s side managed to win just one.
The manner in which they swept Watford away suggests the subject will not be raised very often this season.
The opening minutes were notable for the driving runs of Kyle Walker who charged forward at every opportunity.
The City right-back then ceded centre stage to Kevin de Bruyne, whose range of passing was simply mesmerising.
De Bruyne’s first contribution was to glide to the by-line before picking out the run of Benjamin Mendy, only for the City left-back to skew his shot wide.
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