The Amazing Stats From Manchester City 6-1 Win Now Throws Down The Gauntlet To Liverpool
Manchester City trounced a sorry Huddersfield Town 6-1 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, as the Premier League champions produced another sensational performance at the Etihad Stadium to make it two wins from two at the start of the new season.
A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero saw the Argentine star steal the show, while Gabriel Jesus and David Silva also netted for the Citizens, with an own-goal from Terence Kongolo adding more misery for a Terriers side that could grab a consolation goal through Jon Gorenc Stankovic.
Dominant from the first whistle, City were in a different league to Huddersfield, who struggled to deal with their adversaries all over the pitch, and some statistics to emerge from the game at the John Smith's Stadium just emphasise what a one-sided game it was.
City had 32 shots during the match, which was a new record for the team in the Premier League under Guardiola, as in their previous 78 games their most shots was 28 in their 6-0 win over Watford in September 2017.
With the ball for most of the game, City dominated the possession statistics and had 77% of the ball, while they amassed a mind-boggling 742 passes, which had a stunning 94% completion to emphasise the enhanced quality they had, as David Wagner's home side chased shadows for most of the contest.
City had 14 shots on target during the 90 minutes, and hat-trick hero Aguero had four of those, and it was to be Aguero's ninth Premier League hat-trick, and he is now only two behind Alan Shearer, who holds the record on 11. Aguero also surpassed Robin Van Persie in the Premier League all-time goalscorer list, and the City hero sits on 146 goals, and is second to Thierry Henry in the highest non-British scorer in the English top-flight.
Now, with City having safely won their opening two Premier League matches the gauntlet is now thrown over to Liverpool. who head to Selhurst Park on Monday evening to face Crystal Palace and having started their season with a fine 4-0 win over West Ham United last weekend, Jurgen Klopp's side will not want to slip up at Roy Hodgson's side, and will want to join City on six points. But, I doubt they will be as impressive as City were today.