Manchester City win again. Thanks to Sergio Aguero’s 10th Premier League hat-trick fortified City returning to winning ways one match after losing to Newcastle.
The Argentinian scored twice in the first half before adding a quite lucky third just after the hour as the Blues moved to within two points of leaders Liverpool and back into second spot above Spurs.
City played well to open the game and close it, but in between was seen struggling. The second hal;f was a different tale as City dominated from start to finish and save for Bernd Leno’s heroics it could have ended much worse for the Gunners.
On to the reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“The important thing is to be ourselves,” he said.
“At Newcastle we didn’t recognise our team. The players knew that. Today we came back.”
“I prefer to be in the position of Liverpool. The pressure is when you are behind and you lose points, it’s tougher.
Guardiola was also full of praise for Aguero, who netted his 14th hat-trick for the Club.
“From the beginning, I was very pleased,” he said.
“In the first season, people said I didn’t like him but always I was delighted.
“I am honest, sometimes I played Gabriel or Raheem as striker.
“Today he fought and did everything for the team.
“I judge the intention. The intention from Sergio was always perfect since we’ve been together.”
Sergio Aguero Reaction
“We wanted to get back on track, playing good football. I think today with the service, because we went from the first minute that we scored another early goal. I think we controlled the game and we deserved to win.”
“Today it was very important to win because the other day I score after 25 seconds and we lose the game. But today I am very happy.”
“Today was number 10, I am very happy. I think it came off my chest, but now I see on TV it was a handball.”
Feliz cuando los goles sirven para que el equipo gane. Y más en partidos tan importantes como el de hoy ⚽️⚽️⚽️ //I'm happy when goals mean a win for the team. Even more so in major matches as this one ⚽⚽⚽ C'mon, City!! pic.twitter.com/9nYQTPOiRy— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 3, 2019
See you for midweek action v Everton! Come On City!