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Who joins hat-trick hero Aguero in Garth's team of the week? Plus pick your own

Normal service resumed for leaders Manchester City, who swept past Newcastle thanks to a Sergio Aguero hat-trick in the wake of their first league defeat of the season last weekend. Arsenal made light of the absence of Manchester United-bound striker Alexis Sanchez as they dispatched Crystal Palace, while United squeezed past Burnley at Turf Moor. All of which was bad news for Tottenham, who lost ground on the leading pack with a draw at Southampton. Paul Lambert marked his first match in charge of Stoke with a win to move…

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We are not going to buy another striker because we have Sergio Aguero, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola insisted Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick to beat Newcastle 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium vindicated his decision to abandon plans to add another striker to his squad during the transfer window. City had been heavily linked with Manchester United-bound Alexis Sanchez but Aguero’s clinical performance against the Magpies suggested City’s champions-elect have no great need to add to their attacking riches. Aguero glanced home Kevin De Bruyne’s cross to give his side a slender half-time advantage before adding his second from the penalty spot. Jacob Murphy reduced the deficit for…

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Aguero hat-trick gives Man City victory over Newcastle

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he hopes his side can pick up a record number of Premier League points this season after Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick saw off Newcastle United. City, who won the title in 2012 and 2014, are 12 points clear at the top of the table with 65 points from 24 matches. Second-placed Manchester United are on 53 points. Chelsea collected 95 points when they became champions in 2004-05, and City will surpass that if they win 10 and draw one of their remaining 14 games. City’s…

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Late Aguero goal gives Man City Carabao Cup advantage

Sergio Aguero scored an injury-time winner as Manchester City came from behind to beat Bristol City in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. The Championship side were excellent, especially in the first half, and led from Bobby Reid’s penalty, awarded after John Stones chopped down the Robins player. But Kevin de Bruyne equalised for the unbeaten Premier League leaders after a one-two with Raheem Sterling. ‘The world has seen what Bristol City are about’ – Johnson and Guardiola praise Championship side ‘8,000 Bristolians walking on cider’ – 5 live Football…

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Why record-breaking Aguero is so special – Shearer analysis

Sergio Aguero has become Manchester City’s greatest ever goalscorer, and he is still the best striker in the Premier League too – just. He is a world-class finisher but part of what makes him so special is his consistency – he has been scoring at an incredible rate for City for more than six seasons now, not just two or three, and even Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have not managed that yet. Aguero’s goal against Napoli on Wednesday saw him surpass Eric Brook’s total of 177 goals in all…

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Sergio Aguero savours moment after breaking Manchester City goalscoring record

Sergio Aguero savoured the moment after becoming Manchester City’s record goalscorer on a glorious Champions League night in Naples. The Argentinian scored his 178th City goal to put the Premier League leaders on course for a brilliant 4-2 victory over Napoli that secured a place in the knockout stages for a fifth successive year. Aguero put City back ahead in the 69th minute after Napoli had brought the score back to 2-2 at the intimidating San Paolo Stadium. Raheem Sterling put the seal on the success – a club record…

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Aguero breaks record as Man City score four in Naples

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time top-scorer as they beat Napoli to reach the Champions League knockout stages in a game that lived up to the hype. City came from behind to win in a meeting between the free-scoring, unbeaten top sides in the Premier League and Serie A. The hosts were on top for the first 30 minutes and deservedly led when Lorenzo Insigne played an excellent one-two with Dries Mertens and steered the ball past Ederson. City started to see more of the ball after Napoli’s blistering start…

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