Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the ‘incredible’ Sergio Aguero as he bagged a hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Huddersfield Town. Gabriel Jesus and David Silva also struck and Terence Kongolo turned into his own net in a one-sided Premier League encounter, that left pundits and fans thinking City will be hard to stop again this season.
Huddersfield’s only moment of joy came just before half-time when Jon Gorenc Stankovic netted following a long throw-in.
It proved a long afternoon for the Terriers, who badly missed the midfield presence of Aaron Mooy, whose wife had gone into labour. Yet it is debatable how much difference the
Australian could have made as City – with Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane on the bench and Kevin De Bruyne injured – were ruthless.
Aguero stood out with his hat-trick, the 13th of his City career, to leave City boss Guardiola purring.
“I never saw him like this since I was here,” Guardiola said after the game. “He is in an incredible condition with the ball and without the ball.”
City are top of the table and have scored eight goals in two games, conceding just one, and Guardiola is a happy man. “We started better than last season,” he said. “We made a good performance in 90 minutes.
“Last season, Huddersfield played five at the back. We decided today we would play with two strikers.”