Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa: Aguero helps City take opportunity with both hands

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  • Aguero scores two
  • Yaya, Sterling also score
  • Villa stay 20th with 16 points
  • Guzan saves Aguero PK

Sergio Aguero missed a penalty which would’ve given him a hat trick, and that can be Manchester City’s only complaint after burying Aston Villa on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.

A scoreless first half gave way to a sky blue second, as Aguero netted twice to go with goals from Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling in a 4-0 win.

City stays fourth, two points back of Arsenal with a match in hand. Aston Villa is now nine points back of 17th place.

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Sergio Aguero absolutely worked Aly Cissokho to the right edge of the six, and Guzan did well to stop the Argentine’s curling effort from seeing the back of the goal.

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Yaya finally put City ahead with a casual-enough pass home in the 48th minute, after a set-up from David Silva and Aguero.

It was 2-0 less than a minute later, as Wilfried Bony‘s through ball into the 18 was ripped off Aguero and into the goal on Micah Richards‘ attempted clearance.

Aguero blasted a shot past Guzan, near post, to make it 3-0 in the 61st minute. Sterling added his goal, off a Navas pass, soon afterwards.

The rain kept pouring when Kelechi Iheanacho won a penalty by wrongfooting Ciaran Clark. But Guzan stopped Aguero’s effort to keep it 4-0.