Aston Villa vs Man City: Aguero becomes highest overseas goalscorer in EPL

Aston Villa vs Man City: Aguero becomes highest overseas goalscorer in EPL

- Aston Villa vs Man City witnessed a one-sided affair as Pep Guardiola's men recorded a massive 6-1 win against their host

- Riyad Mahrez put his Africa's POTY loss to Mane behind him as he continued his fine goalscoring form bagging a brace in the encounter

- Aguero also scored a hat-trick in the game as he surpassed Thierry Henry as the highest overseas goalscorer with 177 Premier League goals and Shearer with the most hat-tricks

- El Ghazi converted from the penalty spot to hand Aston Villa a late consolation goal

Man City dismantled host Aston Villa 6-1 on Sunday, January 12, to go second in the Premier League table but remain 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool.

A good first half saw the Citizens score four goals in the first 45 minutes as Kevin De Bruyne showed his passing prowess, providing the assist for two of the goals.

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Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring for the visitors with a fine solo goal in the 18th minute as he ran into the box from the right-hand side before slotting the ball home.

The Algerian was quick to put his Africa's POTY loss to Mane behind him six minutes later as he got his second of the evening, pouncing on a loose ball in the Villa's box before smashing home.

The first half still had time for a historical event to take place as Kevin De Bruyne played in Sergio Aguero and he thumped the ball into the top corner to make it 3-0 after 28 minutes.

The goal was the Argentine's 175th Premier League goal as he equalled Thierry Henry's record as the highest overseas goalscorer in the Premier League.

At this point, Man City were home and dry and Villa looked like a side that would concede more. That was going to be the case as the visitors extended their lead towards the end of the first half, with Kevin De Bruyne's cross being turned in by Gabriel Jesus.

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The first half ended 4-0 with a commanding display by the Citizens.

At the start of the second half, Man City picked up where they left off before half-time as Sergio Aguero made history.

The Argentine picked up the ball inside the box and found space before putting it in the bottom corner.

It was his 176th Premier League goal as he surpassed Thierry Henry as the highest overseas goalscorer in the Premier League.

There was still time for one more record to be set as Aguero capped off a fantastic display with his hat-trick.

The 31-year-old collected Mahrez's pass and smashed the ball past Nyland to make it 6-0 and score his 177th Premier League goal.

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With the goal, Aguero now has the most hat-tricks in the Premier League history with 12, one more than Newcastle legend Alan Shearer who had 11.

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However, Nicolas Otamendi tripped Trezeguet inside the box as Anwar El Ghazi converted the penalty for a late Villa consolation, as the game ended 6-1.

The victory takes Man City to second on the Premier League table with 47 points but they are still 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool who have 61 points.

Leicester City drop to third with 45 points while Chelsea are fourth with 39 points.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea have completed their first January signing after wrapping up a deal for Norwegian wonderkid Bryan Fiabema.

The teenager is understood to have had met with his new teammates at Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s win over Burnley.

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