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Talking Points: Aguero poised for greatness

DEVASTATING DISPLAY: Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick at Watford

DEVASTATING DISPLAY: Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick at Watford

Things we learned from Saturday’s 6-0 win at Watford…

Aguero poised for greatness

Eric Brook’s proud record of 177 goals has stood for more than 78 years but Sergio Aguero’s treble against Watford has taken him to 175, just two short of equalling the Club’s highest scorer and three of becoming the holder himself.

His tenth hat-trick in City colours included a towering header, a poacher’s tap-in and an individual gem cementing his place as one of the Premier League’s greatest strikers of all time.

No doubt there are many more records he will break in the coming weeks and months.

To celebrate Sergio’s hat-trick and man of the match performance, we’re giving all fans the chance to win a Sergio Aguero Away Shirt.

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Solid defence

Last season the Blues conceded too many goals and it eventually ended any hopes of challenging Chelsea for the title.

Vincent Kompany’s absence was often suggested as the main reason for too many shipped goals, but this term has started differently with the Blues looking solid with and without the skipper.

Four clean sheets from six and just two goals conceded overall suggests there is a new solidity to the defence as a unit, with Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy bringing additional pace and power and the rear-guard already looking formidable.

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Ilkay’s return

It’s been nine long months since Ilkay Gundogan last played senior football for the Blues against Watford in December.

Fitting, then, that the German midfielder should make his comeback against the Hornets as he played the last 20 minutes or so of the game at Vicarage Road.

Yet more stellar talent for Pep Guardiola to select from…

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The assist kings

David Silva provided the crosses for two more goals while Kevin De Bruyne also chipped in with another superb cross for Aguero to score from.

With the Blues’ two artists-in-chiefs in such blistering form, there is the reason to believe both players are set for the best season yet in sky blue.

Quite an accolade if it comes to fruition, given what’s gone before…

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Keep calm and carry on

It would be easy to get carried away with the start City have made – and why not?

15 goals in three games, Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in red-hot form, defence looking solid, Ederson proving a real find and the creative department on full throttle.

But Pep’s assertion that the Blues started last season in similar fashion is spot-on – with 10 wins on the bounce correctly placing City as the team to beat.

But there’s a long, long way to go and a lot of hard work ahead. So the message is enjoy the  moment, but maybe on a game-by-game basis.

Media Watch

Media Watch: "City are unstoppable"

HAT-TRICK HERO: Sergio Aguero netted a treble in the rout at Vicarage Road

Compiling the daily media round-up the morning after a game has become quite an enjoyable task…

One never tires of reading praise for City and – while three games in a week would always herald plenty of discussion – the manner of the Blues’ trio of triumphs has left football fans and journalists pleasingly loquacious.

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Sergio is a machine, says Gundogan

RAIN MAN: Sergio Aguero is singing in the rain after his second goal

Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling paid tribute to the lethal quality of Sergio Aguero after the striker struck a sublime hat-trick in City's 6-0 thrashing of Watford.

City duo hail the lethal qualities of Sergio Aguero after striker's Watford hat-trick

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Guardiola hails 'amazing Aguero'

SITTING PRETTY: Pep Guardiola watches over proceedings at Vicarage Road

Pep Guardiola hailed hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero after City’s 6-0 demolition of Watford.

City boss Pep Guardiola reacts to the Blues' 6-0 win at Watford...