Football: Sergio Aguero scores four and sends shockwaves through the Foxes defence

12 February 2018
by:   Tim Fadipe

Manchester City’s storm to the Premier League title showed no signs of slowing down after a clinical performance that put Leicester to the sword. The 'Cityzens' were firing on all cylinders with Kevin de Bruyne registering a hat-trick of assists and Sergio Aguero reminding the league of his class scoring four goals.

The game didn’t take long to kick into action as Bernardo Silva drove down the right hand side of the pitch and squared up his defender. He laid the ball back to De Bruyne who whipped in a sensational first time cross into the back post where Raheem Sterling was waiting to prod home his 20th goal of the season and 15th in the Premier League in the 3rd minute.

City had numerous opportunities to extend their lead back but were lacking the final pass that would provide the right opportunity.

Those missed opportunities came back to haunt them as Leicester equalised on the 24th minute. A swift Leicester counter lead to a last ditch tackle from Alexander Zinchenko on the half way line but the ball ricocheted to Jamie Vardy. He was one on one with new signing Aymeric Laporte and shifted the ball onto his right foot and fired past Ederson to score in his fourth consecutive game. Both teams had chances to score again but failed to do so before the half.

City regained their lead three minutes after the break in what seemed a carbon copy of the first goal. Sterling slipped De Bruyne in down the left hand side and again, he picked out the perfect cross for Aguero at the back post to prod home to give City the lead. The third City goal came five minutes later and the De Bruyne and Aguero connection was on show again. De Bruyne picked up the ball centrally and slipped Aguero in down the right side of the box, the Argentinean didn’t need a second invitation to sweep the ball home past Kasper Schmeichel for his second of the game.

The game lost its intensity over the next 20 minutes but Aguero wasn’t to be denied his hat-trick and it’s a goal Schmeichel will want to quickly forget. Maguire played a back pass to the keeper and he attempted to pass it out from the back. However, his low effort landed at the feet of Aguero who with the goal at his mercy, applied a beautiful dinked finish over the keeper to seal the hat-trick.

The game was wrapped up but Aguero put the cherry on top of a wonderful performance with his next strike. Phil Foden had tricked his way down the left hand side and laid the ball back to Aguero on the edge of the area. Aguero pushed it out in front of him and unleashed an absolute rocket of a strike that cannoned off the underside of the crossbar and into the roof of the net, a truly stunning strike.

City scored four goals in the second half and their assault on the league shows no signs of slowing down.

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