Five facts to takeaway after Manchester City blew aside Huddersfield

Hope Soto
August 20, 2018

A lack of rest may have contributed to the knee injury that will sideline Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for up to three months, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

The gifted Gabriel Jesus scored a second goal before Aguero punished another Hamer horror error in the visiting goal to make it three.

Yet the three-goal lead was restored within three minutes of the restart when Silva bent a handsome free-kick into the top-right corner as Hamer stood motionless.

Some excellent stops by the inundated Hamer and a few obvious misses halted the score from hitting double figures with City enjoying 77 percent of possession and revelling in 32 shots at goal.

David Silva restored City's advantage with a fine free-kick three minutes after the restart.

It was Aguero's ninth Premier League hat trick, bettered only by Alan Shearer's 11.

Top of the highlight reel in the latest exhibition by City was a 70-meter pass from goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from his own penalty area that found Aguero running behind Huddersfield's defensive line.

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Manchester City beat Huddersfield Town 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with David Silva pulling the strings on his 250th appearance for the club. Silva started the season well, putting Arsenal to the sword with a well-taken goal in the opening game of the season.

Huddersfield conceded 58 goals last season, more than relegated pair West Brom and Swansea City, so Silva can be expected to add to his eight-point haul against the Terriers - especially as he has scored five goals in his last seven starts.

"We chose to play with two strikers to put pressure higher up the pitch".

It's going to be hard for everybody in the big six to catch Manchester City this season, simply because there was such a wide gap last term. "We made a good performance in 90 minutes".

Two wins from two at a canter for Guardiola's boys.

United have arguably already surrendered their status as England's most dominant side, having not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson departed the club at the end of the 2012-13 season.

The sparkling David Silva was replaced by Riyad Mahrez moments later as Pep Guardiola made his first change, and then Huddersfield defender Christoph Schindler was shown a yellow card for a hack on Jesus.

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