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Pep Guardiola delighted with lethal Manchester City after six-goal show

Guardiola does not appear intent on freezing the Ivorian out this time, declaring him "exceptional", but he would not be drawn on whether or not the midfielder will be in the squad for Saturday's trip to Watford.

Aguero was in uncompromising form in front of goal once again, and he has now scored nine goals in six games against the Hornets.

Barely four minutes later and Aguero had the easiest of tasks from a yard out after David Silva's low cross evaded Heurelho Gomes at the near post. The match starts at 16:00 on 16 September 2017.

And, Aguero's price even went down this week, in the build-up to scoring another hat-trick...

Aguero's early double put City in control.

Nicolas Otamendi headed in David Silva's corner before Aguero completed his hat-trick when he poked home after a pulsating solo run into the box.

Defender John Stones grabbed the headlines with two goals at De Kuip while Aguero and Jesus also got on the scoresheet. "He was so important last season, and he'll be so important this season", Guardiola added. This season, they seem to have that system down pat. They will look to overpower Watford with an offensive onslaught.

Everton have struggled without him so far but Lukaku said he would be focused only on getting another win. Newcastle made it three league wins a row by beating Stoke 3-1, Leicester and Huddersfield drew 1-1, and West Brom and West Ham played out a goalless draw.

Liverpool was let down by its defense for the second time in a week Saturday.

Watford had kept three clean sheets this season, and came out reinvigorated after half-time, with Andre Carrillo and Richarlison both having decent chances.

Liverpool responded in kind three minutes later.

That was 17 goals scored by the South American strike partnership in the last 10 games.

In his first season at the helm in the Premier League, City failed to mount a serious Premier League challenge with the Sky Blues finishing third on the table.

Watford's away form is flawless so far, picking up wins at Bournemouth and most recently Southampton on the South Coast - just the second time in their Premier League history that they have achieved that feat - but at home they have taken two points from six on offer.

Christian Atsu scored the opener in the 19th minute when he found the end of a fantastic, in-swinging Matt Ritchie cross.


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