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Five-goal Agüero emulates Lewandowski

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.

Sergio Agüero kisses the matchball
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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.

Reaction
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.

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