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Match From The Past: Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle

Aguero Runs Riot As Blues Thump Toon

Manchester City v Newcastle United - Premier League
Aguero scores his fifth and City's sixth against Newcastle in 2015
Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

This weekend sees Newcastle arrive at The Etihad, with one of the poorest record against the blues in recent years. Today's match from the past looks at one of the many defeats Newcastle have endured at the hands of the blues, and we make the short travel back to October 2015 to one of the heaviest.

Seven games in and the blues were already slugging out a title battle with Manchester United. The blues were second in the league, one point behind the reds when Newcastle came to town. Despite their lofty position, the blues had already lost two matches, at home to West Ham and 4-1 at Spurs, so the pressure was on to get a result against their North East visitors, who were yet to record a single league victory.

After 18 minutes, the blues were behind as Mitrovic nodded the Toon in front, much to the joy of the travelling Toon army.

The blues at first struggled to gain some rhythm to their play, and Newcastle threatened to belie their lowly status, but couldn't increase their lead. Eventually Aguero managed to break through and grab an equaliser three minutes before half-time.

City, and Aguero in particular suddenly found some form and a thirteen minute spell in the second half saw Newcastle knocked for six... Literally.

Aguero's deflected shot pilut the blues in front on 49 minutes, then completed his hat-trick just a minute later.

Kevin de Bruyne got in on the act with a superb volley to make it 4-1 on 53 minutes, but it was Aguero who made the headlines.

On 60 minutes, Aguero curled in his fourth and City's fifth, then just two minutes later, the Argentine made it 6-1 with his fifth goal of the game.

Aguero had gone into the game without scoring an open play goal for 595 minutes, and he will have been disappointed when Manuel Pellegrini took him off with a double hat-trick looming.

Both sets of supporters gave Aguero a standing ovation, although it is likely the visiting fans were happy to see the back of him