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Record-breaker Aguero inspires Man City victory

12 Jan 2020
Premier League - Aston Villa v Manchester City

Striker becomes top-scoring overseas player and beats Alan Shearer's hat-trick mark in 6-1 victory over Aston Villa

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to become the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 6-1 to move up to second in the table.

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring with a low shot past Orjan Nyland after 18 minutes.

The Algerian doubled City's lead six minutes later before Aguero fired in from 20 yards to make the score 3-0 after 28 minutes.

Gabriel Jesus guided in from a superb Kevin De Bruyne pass to cap a stunning first-half display.

Aguero scored his second on 57 minutes to overtake Thierry Henry in the scoring charts with his 176th Premier League goal and lashed in to complete his hat-trick with nine minutes remaining.

The Argentinian's 12th Premier League treble surpasses Alan Shearer for the most hat-tricks in the competition.

Villa's Anwar El Ghazi grabbed a late consolation from the penalty spot.

City are second with 47 points, 14 behind leaders Liverpool having played a match more. Villa sit 18th on 21 points.

See: Aston Villa report | Man City report

Next fixtures

Aston Villa: 18 Jan v Brighton (A)
Man City: 18 Jan v Crystal Palace (H)

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