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Pep Guardiola hails "incredible" Sergio Aguero for latest Manchester City hat-trick

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Pep Guardiola singles Sergio Aguero out for praise following the Argentine's hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola has singled Sergio Aguero out for praise following the striker's hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield Town.

The Terriers held the Citizens to a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium last season, but there was to be no repeat of such a result on Sunday as the Premier League champions ran riot.

Gabriel Jesus, David Silva and Terence Kongolo's own goal also contributed to City's win, while Jon Gorenc Stankovic netted a consolation for Huddersfield just before the break.

"[I'm pleased] with the three points, the way we played," Guardiola told Sky Sports News. "We started better than last season. We made a good performance in 90 minutes.

"Last season Huddersfield played five at the back. We decided today, we would play with two strikers. All the players made a good performance. We could not attack in this way last year because we did not have Benjamin Mendy [due to a long-term injury], he is so clever to go up and down. When we have we are able to attack in that way.

"The pass was outstanding, the control by Sergio Aguero. I never saw him like this since I was here, he is in an incredible condition with the ball and without the ball. I thought to take Sergio off before the hat-trick but in the end it was perfect, he scored a goal and off to a standing ovation."

City sit top of the table with two league wins out of two, as well as eight goals scored and just one conceded.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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