Fernandinho thinks it doesn't matter that Sergio Aguero scored with his hand in Arsenal win

Kun Aguero celebrates one his goals against Arsenal

Manchester City are not letting their title go without a fight and responded to the mid-week loss at Newcastle United by beating Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Sergio Aguero was the star of the show, scoring his 14th hat-trick for City and moving his side to just two points behind leaders Liverpool, who face West Ham on Monday.

Pep Guardiola sprung a surprise by setting up with a 3-4-3 system, fielding only three recognised defenders and flooding his XI with attacking talent.

Aguero was joined by Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva in the starting line-up, and in the end, the risk paid off.

There was some controversy over Aguero's hat-trick goal, however, and after the game, his honest admission led to an immediate reaction from teammate Fernandinho.

Aguero hat-trick sinks Arsenal

The prolific Argentinian put Man City ahead less than a minute into the contest with a diving header from Aymeric Laporte's cross, after Alex Iwobi had lost possession.

Aguero celebrates his opening goal against Arsenal

Arsenal quickly equalised, but Aguero found the back of the net again in the 44th-minute, tapping home from Sterling's ball following a glorious pass from Ilkay Gundogan.

The 30-year-old striker completed his hat-trick in the 61st-minute, however, as he slid in to try and convert another Sterling cross, the ball appeared to hit his arm.

Aguero and Fernandinho's post-match interview

When asked if the ball came off his arm by Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves, Aguero said: "I honestly thought it (the ball) hit me in the chest, but now I saw on the TV that it was a handball."

Before the Man of the Match could even complete his sentence, Fernandinho, who was alongside him in the post-match interview, jumped in with a comment of his own.

As you can see below, the Brazilian, who was key in helping City switch smoothly between systems against Arsenal, wanted to let everyone know that it doesn't matter.

"It was the referee's decision. It was a goal," the 33-year-old midfielder explained. "It doesn't matter (that the ball hit Aguero's arm)."

The Premier League champions will now watch closely as Liverpool travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham and City's former manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Kevin de Bruyne with Jurgen Klopp at the Etihad

Should Jurgen Klopp's men fail to win, Man City will move to the top of the table if they can beat Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Do YOU agree with Fernandinho that Aguero's handball doesn't matter? Do YOU think City will catch Liverpool in the title race? Leave YOUR thoughts in the comments box below!

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