Man City using past glory in title race - Silva

Lynette Rowe
February 11, 2019

As Sergio Aguero made his way towards referee Mike Dean to collect the match ball for his hat-trick, as is tradition, Dean hid it up his jumper, as is not tradition.

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Such was the level of the hammering that Chelsea sank below Arsenal into sixth in the table as their goal difference took such a heavy dent.

Before the half hour mark was in sight Ilkay Gundogan had added a fourth for the Premier League champions and Guardiola had rather forgotten about Aguero's miss you feel.

"The first four times we arrived we scored three goals".

"I don't know, you have to ask the club", said Sarri, who was hired after leaving Napoli. "Something is changing. At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change (to) another football because at the moment we are playing another football". Standing between Chelsea and the League Cup is City in the final on February 24 at Wembley Stadium. Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Leicester City 3-1 earlier on Sunday, are five points behind.

"City have had their rollicking off their manager and they've had their points dropped".

It does not get much more hard than that, although the Chelsea players and Sarri, who face City at Wembley on the same day, might beg to differ.

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"The desire to want to do the best is incredible and similar [to that at Barca]", Guardiola told a news conference.

"We're so pleased for this week not just today, but Arsenal and Everton", Guardiola said. "After that we worked, moved forward".

Chelsea was un-picked after only four minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

Eden Hazard went to sleep from Kevin de Bruyne's quickly taken free-kick and Bernardo Silva had acres of space to cross for the England global to fire home.

"I don't know [what happened] it sometimes happens but important to get the next one so I'm very happy", the striker said. "But, after, his reaction was a little bit better".

Aguero is now the outright highest goalscorer for City, where he has overtaken Eric Brook and Tommy Johnson's 158 top flight goals for the club.

Aguero was substituted on 64 minutes with Gabriel Jesus coming on. Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley inexplicably headed a clearance back toward danger and Aguero pounced by shooting on the turn.

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