Less than two weeks after Robert Lewandowski's five-goal display, Manchester City's Sergio Agüero delivered one of his own in the Premier League against Newcastle United.
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Eleven days after Robert Lewandowski scored five for Bayern München in a Bundesliga fixture against Wolfsburg, Sergio Agüero repeated the feat in the Premier League as Manchester City thumped struggling Newcastle United 6-1 at home.
- Agüero's and City's goals came in a 21-minute spell either side of half-time.
- He touched the ball nine times in that period.
- The Argentinian international went into the visit of struggling Newcastle without a goal in the English top division in 424 minutes, a run dating back to 16 August.
- There were 22 seconds between his second and third goals.
- The 27-year-old is the second City player to register five goals in a league game, after Tommy Johnson against Everton in 1928.
- The first three goals made up Agüero's sixth hat-trick for the Citizens.
- Agüero has 84 Premier League goals to his name – the same total as Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tévez.
Manuel Pellegrini, City manager: Sergio Agüero is different. In other games he was maybe having a lot of chances but not scoring, but today he returned to the normal amount of opportunities he creates and this time he scored.
Kevin De Bruyne, City forward: Sergio Agüero can score goals out of nothing. It is great to have him in the team.
Steve McClaren, Newcastle manager: The score was a little harsher than what we deserved. It was not the system, it was individual errors and world-class finishing from Agüero.