A fantastic home opener at the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City! The Blues absolutely handled Huddersfield in the first home game of the Premier League season. Winning 6-1 at home. Thanks to goals by David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, an own goal by Huddersfield and a great hat trick by Sergio Aguero! I’d also like to include Benjamin Mendy who played phenomenally and notched three assists, as well!
Pep Guardiola and the players were obviously very happy after the game, and here’s a full recap of their post-match reaction, Courtesy of ManCity.com:
“Three goals a game is okay!” he laughed, when asked whether Aguero could in fact become more clinical.
“We are not going to demand that. Since he came back and I saw him from the first minute, I said: ‘Wow!’
“He came back perfect. After surgery with the doctor, he feels free now. He suffered last year with some problems but his whole game – not just scoring goals but his passing and his assists… he never stops!
“When that happens, he is one of the best strikers in the world, without a doubt.
“Since he came back, in this period – in the Community Shield, against Arsenal and today, he has been perfect.”
On David Silva:
“He made an outstanding performance,” he reflected. “It was his first game after the summertime.
“He was so motivated. His family – his parents, his wife and his son – were here and he scored an amazing goal for him (Mateo).
“His son will never forget the first time he saw his father plat football; he scored an outstanding goal.
“We met him (Mateo) two days ago in the locker room. It was a big moment for us.
“Last season was a tough moment for his family but fortunately, the little boy fought a lot.
“He’s here and it is a special day for us and for David.”
On Benjamin Mendy:
“We know his physicality,” he added. “Now, we have one game a week, we have time for recovery. I don’t know what will happen when we play every three days!
“He’s a guy who is full of energy, offensively and defensively and with the ball.
Today I’ve also included a tweet with all the City players around David Silva and his son, Mateo, in a very touching moment for Silva, his family and the club.
What a team! #mancity pic.twitter.com/iq0EJ6eNwx— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 19, 2018
August 19, 2018
We're back at the Etihad with a firework ⚽ #LS19 #inSané @ManCity pic.twitter.com/KUP9nOCe4m— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) August 19, 2018
yes 6-1.. yeah 1 or more assist for me (certainly more ) .. yeah Kun 3 goals and all that... but our MOTM today its him (and Im no talking about his dad) #mateo pic.twitter.com/cjisMtFCWa— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 19, 2018
We keep … #SharkTeam pic.twitter.com/nmg3DI414T— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 19, 2018
Last one from Mendy, what a guy!
No one is safe #chiefdoc #maxsala pic.twitter.com/n4HXx7PbyX— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 19, 2018