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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero plays down Newcastle hat-trick heroics

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero plays down Newcastle hat-trick heroics

Sergio Aguero completed his hat trick in the 83rd minute, securing all three points for Manchester City.

That's how many more wins Guardiola's side could need to be crowned Premier League champions after brushing aside Newcastle at the Etihad thanks to a hat-trick from Sergio Aguero.

Prior to their loss to Liverpool last week, Manchester City were on a 30-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. Guardiola also noted how in 1996, Newcastle themselves let the same lead slip at this stage of the season and eventually collapsed to a runners-up finish.

The Red Devils were 3-0 winners against Stoke City at Old Trafford on Monday night to record back to back league wins. Those figures were boosted by a brilliant five-goal haul when City beat the Magpies 6-1 two years ago. If you go there expecting to lose, then you'll lose.

Newcastle backstop Karl Darlow made a save a moment before City went ahead, as Aguero just deflected - we're talking hair not head - a De Bruyne cross home.

Benitez is likely to stick with a 4-4-2 formation, but may decide to opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation, to focus on keeping the Citizens out by adding reinforcements to their midfield.

"I've won a lot of titles and always I've dropped points on the way". It is 14 games.

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Manchester City have signed Argentine centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal that runs until 2022.

"We have spent a lot of money, I'm not denying it, because we had to change a lot of players because we were so old in terms of the players who in the past were awesome".

"The team was so quiet in our meetings, quiet in the warm up and that feels like people are focused". "Other players can play there in different circumstances". The best way is to look forwards.

"We spoke in the [pre-match] meeting that against teams who defend so well we need players to take a risk and be aggressive towards them", said City manager Guardiola. It counts after fixture 38.

"Every team plays for something, to stay here (in the Premier League), for Europa League qualification, for the Champions League and they are focused".

"I said, "don't look back, please".

But just because the Premier League leaders have had success against Newcastle doesn't mean they will cover the spread or provide value on the money line. Chelsea have drawn four of their last five matches in all competitions, and are coming off a penalty shootout win over Norwich in an F.A. Cup replay. Man City don't have any such problems, as Arsene Wenger hinted at during a press conference, and can draw on some of the very best players in the entire league to try and win the three points today.


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