Sergio Aguero scores hat-trick as Manchester City hit Huddersfield for six

Sergio Aguero scores hat-trick as Manchester City hit Huddersfield for six

Manchester City returned to the Etihad as reigning Premier League champions with six goals, an emphatic victory and the threat of yet more dominant wins to come, laying waste to a hapless Huddersfield Town to move top of the table. In their first outing since news of Kevin De Bruyne’s three-month lay-off with a knee injury, City showed no signs of missing their most influential player. Sergio Aguero’s ninth Premier League hat-trick, goals for Gabriel Jesus and David Silva and a Terence Kongolo own goal gave Pep Guardiola’s side a resounding victory. City were helped, especially in the first half, by an erratic showing from Huddersfield’s goalkeeper Ben Hamer, who spent the last four years as a reserve at Leicester City and will be disappointed with his role in City’s first three goals. All three were easily preventable. Such was the disparity between these two sides, however, even a goalkeeper at the very top of his game could not have prevented defeat. Sergio Aguero lofts home his first Wagner’s side frustrated the champions on this ground back in May, spoiling City’s coronation by claiming a hard-fought goalless draw. Yet in a defence where there was organisation three months earlier, chaos reigned. Huddersfield’s Steve Mounié almost opened the scoring in the wrong net after just two minutes, slicing an attempted clearance onto the top of his own crossbar. Jesus spurned two presentable opportunities in a short, frantic period of City pressure that followed. Gradually, Huddersfield regained their composure and slowed the rate of attacks, but with City patiently dominating the ball in their visitors’ territory, it became a question of when their breakthrough would not come, not if. Hamer’s first error of the afternoon gifted them it. Gabriel Jesus got on the scoresheet Ederson, Hamer’s opposite number, was the architect, picking Aguero’s diagonal run out brilliantly from a goal kick. Christopher Schindler held Aguero up but Hamer’s mindless decision to rush off his line left City’s all-time leading scorer with more than enough space to aim at. One goal up, numbers two and three quickly followed and the adventurous Benjamin Mendy was key to both. One typical, surging run down the left from his own half and a neat one-two put him in on goal, only to be dispossessed. Jesus followed up immediately, beating Hamer at the near post. Aguero celebrates his second

Four minutes later, a low cross from Mendy’s wicked left foot proved too much for Hamer to handle, quite literally. In attempting to collect the ball, he instead spilled it, providing Aguero with a chance to add his second of the afternoon. The Argentine would make no such mistake.

“We want 10,” chanted the Etihad, perhaps requesting a repeat of City’s 10-1 victory in this fixture in 1987, which remains Huddersfield’s record league defeat. Helpfully, Huddersfield soon got their one. Stankovic, who spent last season sidelined through injury, tapped in Mounié’s flick-on. Jon Gorenc Stanković pulled one back

It was the travelling support’s turn to make their voices heard, promising to “win 4-3” but Silva rendered that scoreline an impossibility at the start of the second half with an expertly-taken free-kick whipped into Hamer’s top left-hand corner, leaving the Huddersfield goalkeeper rooted to his spot. Aguero completed his hat-trick a quarter-of-an-hour from time with a deft touch. Again, Mendy was the provider but this time, the cross fell a little awkwardly for its intended target. No matter. Aguero stabbed the ball into the ground with the outside of his boot, sending it spinning backwards, around Hamer and in. David Silva scored a sublime free-kick

There was still time for another. Leroy Sané, Aguero’s late replacement, darted through on goal from the left flank, hoping to add his name to the scoresheet, but his poke at goal was blocked by Hamer’s body. Kongolo could not get out of the way in enough time and inadvertently diverted the ball in. Leroy Sane created the sixth late on.

‘All Or Nothing: Manchester City’ Reveals Heated Exchange After 3-2 Defeat To Man United

‘All Or Nothing: Manchester City’ Reveals Heated Exchange After 3-2 Defeat To Man United

The new Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’ reveals the heated exchange between players following their 3-2 defeat to Manchester United, last season.

City had the chance to claim the Premier League title against their cross-town rivals United in April. Though raising silverware was postponed following defeat to Jose Mourinho’s side. That’s despite racing to a two-goal lead. United came from two-down to eventually secure a dramatic victory, delaying the inevitable as City eventually held aloft the Premier League trophy. And through City’s gripping documentary which chronicles their 2017/18 campaign, footage has surfaced of the dressing room exchange. Transcript below via Give Me Sport: Delph: “F****** shit man, f**** sake. F****** useless. F*** me. F****** hell.”

Kompany: “If I wanna see this team go to the next level, and do even more, every single detail we need to be honest with ourselves and be hard with ourselves.” Toure: “I think the point of what I’m saying right now is that it’s true because in the first half we were there, but in the second half they took us physically. “Because, I think we have to understand sometimes, because we’re fatigued and that’s the time we need to regroup.” Delph: “‘F****** tired? It’s simple, it’s straightforward. We stopped f****** running in the second half.” Guardiola: “When you lose in football, you think, we didn’t run. That is b*******, guys. That is not the point.” Image: Amazon/Manchester City Delph: “I’m not blaming anyone, it’s just the basics of football. When things go against us and everybody drops their head, just remember the basics. “Winning our individual battles, sticking together as a unit, f****** defenders defending, midfielders box to box, f****** keepers… just the basics of football.”

Guardiola: “Football is not flowers, a good holiday and say everything is easy. “Football is so complicated at the high level guys. We tried to build something good and you did do good. “You have to make the last level guys, everyone together. That is the moment the real man’s, the real football players, the real professionals step up and say ‘I’m here.'” If you haven’t yet watched an episode, you need to – it’s brilliant viewing.


Manchester City Flip Up To Preseason Friendly Wearing Weird Jerseys

Manchester Metropolis Flip Up To Preseason Pleasant Carrying Weird Jerseys

Manchester City have taken the phrase ‘post-modern’ to a brand new level by turning up to a preseason friendly wearing a black kit with the words ‘Manchester City’ on the front. Manchester City played Bayern Munich and won 3-2 in a surprising encounter. Meritan Shabani opened the scoring after which Arjen Robben doubled up for the Bundesliga side. Nonetheless, Pep Guardiola’s men found their form of last season and got three goals, Bernando Silva scored twice and with Lukas Nmecha additionally bought on the score-sheet for the Premier League champions. However earlier than the match, Man City have been snapped coming into the stadium wearing some of the strangest outfits going: an all black jersey with the title of their club in white text printed on the front. The response has been nice. This is not actual is it? Is it?- Becky (@georgiefulham) July 29, 2018 it is like they’re on a stag do- chris wright (@Jimwrighty) July 29, 2018 Jogs my memory of the children in school doing PE of their sneakers as a result of they forgot their trainers :see_no_evil:- Tonksy (@tonksy84) July 29, 2018 We’re no specialists in style however we suspect that this minimalist fashion is not fairly in at this time’s local weather. The rationale for carrying this may very well be that the entire correct jerseys have been lacking and the facet needed to conjure up a manner of getting each participant put on a prime and shorts that seemed the identical. What do you reckon to City’s style statement? Will it catch on?

Man City switch information: How champions might line up on first day of the season

Champions City journey to Arsenal on the opening weekend of the season however they might have issues when placing out a defence. John Stones, Fabian Delph and Kyle Walker had been with England whereas Vincent Kompany was with Belgium and Benjamin Mendy with France final weekend on the World Cup. All 5 can be unavailable for the primary weekend of the season. Danilo picked up an ankle damage that ended his World Cup and it stays to be seen if he can be again slot in time. If not Pep Guardiola might have to choose a again three with Nicolas Otamendia and Aymeric Laporte his solely first staff defenders accessible, with teen Tosin Adarabioyo probably coming into the facet. Guardiola might go together with midfielders at full again if Oleksandr Zinchenko stays however up high they are going to nonetheless have a scary look about them. New boy Riyad Mahrez is more likely to get his City began after becoming a member of in a club-record price from Leicester. How will Manchester City line up in opposition to Arsenal? City had a number of key gamers on the World Cup and should really feel the burn within the opening weeks of the season. Guardiola missed out on signing Jorginho however insists if he wished to affix Chelsea all alongside it might have been a mistake coming to City. “No, I’m not upset,” he stated. “We tried, however on the finish all my recommendation for the gamers is that they must go the place they need to go. “For the man, it might have been a mistake for him and for us if he had determined to return right here when he wished to go together with Maurizio and Chelsea. “So it is vital that English soccer has acquired an distinctive participant and on the finish in the event that they need to come, it’s higher they arrive. “If he decides to go to Chelsea for the explanations he has defined or will clarify, then all the perfect for him.” Mahrez is the one participant by means of the door up to now leaving City wanting gentle in midfield after Yaya Toure left in the summertime and at full-back.

Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Mario Gotze’s penalty condemns champions to defeat – 5 speaking factors

Manchester Metropolis 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Mario Gotze’s penalty condemns champions to defeat – 5 speaking factors

Joe Hart made a profitable comeback for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s facet fell to Mario Gotze’s penalty of their opening pre-season sport within the Worldwide Champions Cup. Hart changed Claudio Bravo at half-time and did all the things requested of him in his first look for the Blues in practically two years. Metropolis have been 1-Zero down by then after Oleksandr Zinchenko introduced down Christian Pulisic and Gotze dispatched the spot-kick previous Bravo to attain for Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez impressed on his debut and Metropolis’s file signing was comfortably their finest participant as he went shut from a few free-kicks and created an opportunity for Lukas Nmecha. This is 5 speaking factors from the sport: Mario Gotze celebrates scoring the winner from the spot (Picture: David Banks) 1) Joe Hart was strong on his Metropolis return Hart got here on at half-time to make his first look for the Blues since taking part in of their Champions League useless rubber towards Steaua Bucharest in August 2016. The previous England No 1 didn’t have a lot to do and was comfy with the ball at his ft. His kicking was good and he made a wise cease to disclaim Mahmoud Dahoud. Enjoying on this tour places him within the store window as he searches for a everlasting transfer away from the Etihad to relaunch his profession after his two mortgage spells at Torino and West Ham. Joe Hart returned to the fold (Picture: REUTERS) 2) Riyad Mahrez shines on his debut Mahrez was the most important star in Metropolis’s beginning line-up because the Algerian made his first look following his membership file £60million transfer from Leicester. Mahrez began on the suitable and switched flanks to good impact. He popped up on the left to to ship in cross, which Marwin Hitz pushed away. Mahrez then whipped in a free-kick from 20 yards out from Metropolis’s finest likelihood of the primary half, which Hitz did properly to the touch over. He additionally went shut from a second free-kick earlier than taking part in in Lukas Nmecha with a stunning cross. Riyad Mahrez impressed on his debut (Picture: Getty Photos North America) 3) Oleksandr Zinchenko did little to indicate he has Metropolis future Zinchenko remains to be mulling over the prospect to affix Wolves after Metropolis accepted a £16million from the Premier League new boys. The Ukrainian worldwide would like to determine himself at Metropolis, however that appears extremely unlikely based mostly on this erratic show. Though Zinchenko confirmed loads of dedication, he got here off second finest in his battle with Dortmund’s native hero Christian Pulisic. He discovered the USA worldwide too sizzling to deal with and fouled him for Dortmund’s penalty. Oleksandr Zinchenko might be heading for the exit (Picture: Getty Photos North America) 4) Pep’s pups want extra time Pep Guardiola fielded a facet composed primarily of EDS gamers as a result of he’s with out so many senior squad members as a result of World Cup. His children didn’t seize their likelihood to impress towards albeit stronger, extra skilled opposition. Jack Harrison was introduced with likelihood within the first half, however fluffed it. Their play lacked zip they usually have been outmuscled too simply in possession. They clearly must develop extra earlier than they are going to be able to problem for locations in Guardiola’s senior squad. Jack Harrison squandered likelihood for Metropolis (Picture: Getty Photos North America) 5) Jadon Sancho is the one which received away Sancho regarded good towards his former membership when he got here on at half-time. Sancho swapped Metropolis for Dortmund final summer time as a result of he was sad at not making a single senior look beneath Guardiola. The London-born attacker made 13 appearances for Dortmund final season and confirmed loads of promise on this pleasant. The 18-year-old was an actual menace on the left flank for Dortmund as he repeatedly beat his previous team-mates and Metropolis should rue dropping him. ballot loading Will Riyad Mahrez be signing for Manchester Metropolis? 3000+ VOTES SO FAR YES NO