Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:28

Result:Aston Villa 1- 6 Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to become the highest goalscorer in Premier League history as Manchester City produced a sterling performance to thrash Aston Villa.

City were at their clinical best as they rattled in three goals in the space of 10 first-half minutes at Villa Park, before Gabriel Jesus added the fourth on the stroke of half-time.

Aguero, who set up the first goal, made it 3-0 from 20 yards and, after Jesus' goal from close range, added the fifth for his 176th Premier League goal - one more than former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry managed.

The Argentina forward who joined City from Atletico Madrid in July 2011, completed his hat-trick in the closing stages after a mistake by Kortney Hause.

City climb above Leicester into second spot, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

Meanwhile goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and substitute Roberto Pereyra secured a comfortable victory for Watford at the Vitality Stadium to lift them above their opponents into 17th place.

Bournemouth have accrued just four points from 10 games since beating Manchester United in September. And in truth, despite the return of their best player Nathan Ake after a six-week absence, such is the downward trajectory of their form, they never for a moment looked like doing anything other than losing. 

Result: AFC Bournemouth 0-3 Watford.