VIDEO: Manchester City 6 – 1 Huddersfield Town [Premier League] Highlights 2018/19
Sergio Aguero registered his 13th hat-trick for Manchester City as the reigning Premier League champions showed they were not missing Kevin De Bruyne in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town.
Aguero got City’s first, third and fifth goals, while Gabriel Jesus and David Silva, on his 250th Premier League appearance, also beat Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
Terence Kongolo’s own goal capped a convincing City victory which was only slightly spoiled by Jon Stankovic’s effort for the visitors just before half-time.
It was a reminder from City and Aguero that they can cope without Belgian playmaker De Bruyne, who suffered a knee injury earlier this week that could rule him out for up to three months.
The last time City beat Huddersfield at home in the league, in 1987, they scored 10 and after 35 minutes on Sunday the reigning champions were 3-0 up.
The 25th-minute opener came from Ederson’s 70-yard goal-kick as he spotted Aguero in a one-on-one situation, and City’s all-time scorer stayed cool to chip past Ben Hamer.