Aguero scores hat trick, Man City routs Huddersfield

Elena Summers
August 20, 2018

"I think they were closer than the league suggested past year, in terms of points, so I think they are going to be the biggest rivals for Man City".

"Last season Huddersfield played five at the back".

Yes, it meant there was a period where he missed key games, but the club and his manager insisted family comes first.

David Silva carried his baby son onto the pitch as a pre-match mascot ahead of Sunday's Premier League game against Huddersfield Town.

The feel-good factor of Silva proudly showing off his healthy baby boy who arrived prematurely last December was seized upon by City's swashbuckling band of football globetrotters, who chose to use their opening home game of the new campaign to treat their fans to an exhibition of passing, engaging football.

With eight goals in two games, City looks ready to have another incredible season.

City suffered a blow this week with playmaker Kevin De Bruyne suffering a knee injury in training that will rule him out for around three months.

The match will air on Sky Sports Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's champions opened their home campaign with a pre-match display of ticker tape and exploding fireworks and Aguero continued the pyrotechnics on the field.

Guardiola's ability to bring the best out of intelligent players even when moving them into new, unaccustomed positions makes his City side perhaps the most flexible the Premier League has seen.

Huddersfield came away from the Etihad with a 0-0 draw last season but couldn't deal with City this time. Leroy Sane then came on and his shot deflected in off Terrence Kongolo to finish off the scoring for the reigning Premier League champions.

'We have to win for David Silva and his girlfriend Jessica.

He was superb in the Community Shield win over Chelsea and opening league victory at Arsenal, with his performance in the Wembley curtain-raiser hailed as a "masterpiece" by Guardiola.

"The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I've never been so happy with him as I am now".

Baby Mateo was born prematurely at just 25 weeks in December and City manager Pep Guardiola frequently allowed daddy Silva time off to visit his son as he fought for his life in Valencia.

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