West Brom 0-4 Manchester City: Aguero, Gundogan go nuts
- 2 goals, assist for sensational Aguero
- Gundogan 2 goals, assist, too.
- City goes top
Manchester City ripped West Bromwich Albion apart to end its six-match winless run with a 4-0 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
City is two goals ahead of Arsenal on goal differential, and leads the league before Liverpool plays Crystal Palace.
West Brom is 15th, three points clear of the drop zone.
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City looked set to be rewarded when Nolito passed in from the six, but Sergio Aguero was adjudged to be offside.
It wasn’t long before City found another great chance, with Raheem Sterling’s stylish rip parried wide by Baggies star Ben Foster.
Then John Stones put a left-footed shot off the side of the net from very close.
The goal came in the 20th minute, as Ilkay Gundogan played Aguero through for a finish the Argentine rarely misses. 1-0.
His second goal was gorgeous, as the Argentine carried a bungled clearance across the top of the 18 before lashing a vicious rip into the corner.
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6 - Sergio Aguero has scored six times in his last seven PL games, all of which have been braces. Double.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 29, 2016
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West Brom had a moment or two in the second half, as James McClean’s mad dash down the left side saw his square pass deflected to Salomon Rondon. The Venezuelan couldn’t quite adjust his shot to get the ball on target.
Aguero returned Gundogan’s favor from the first goal, slipping him through with a clever left-footed flick that the German calmly passed by a splayed Foster.