To no one’s surprise, Manchester City showed their class yet again yesterday when they welcomed Watford to the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side, who were hoping to bounce back following their shock defeat against Norwich last weekend, thrashed the Hornets 8-0.
When David Silva and Sergio Aguero put the hosts two goals up inside seven minutes, it was obvious City were going to produce a goal fest.
Riyad Mahrez made it 3-0 on 15 minutes before goals from Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamedi gave them a five-goal advantage inside 20 minutes.
City added three more to their tally in the second half including a strike from Kevin De Bruyne and two more goals from Silva to complete his hat-trick.
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The latter collected the match ball and netted City’s 15th hat-trick since the 2013-14 season, the first Big Six side to reach that landmark.
The Manchester side have been running away with the hat-trick record for some time now as they extended the gap to six ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in second.
Spurs have netted nine hat-tricks in that time. No prizes for guessing who scored the majority of them.
In third is Chelsea with seven to their name, one more than Liverpool who have bagged six.
Arsenal have managed five hat-tricks since the 2013-14 season whilst Manchester United, incredibly, haven’t seen a single player claim a match ball since that campaign.
United face a trip to West Ham United this afternoon though and they’ll be hoping those stats change come the end of today.News Now - Sport News