Manchester City are making their push toward another Premier League title at breakneck speed, adding a 5-1 win over Leicester this past weekend.
Chief among their scorers is Argentine Sergio Aguero, and although he’s been benched in favor of Gabriel Jesus on numerous occasions, his contribution to City’s 5-1 dismantling against Leicester will make Guardiola sit up and take notice.
His hat-trick was primarily down to some amazing creative work by Kevin De Bruyne, who put world-class passes on Aguero’s toes to put City in a commanding position. Aguero’s record-setting fourth goal, however, was a completely different story. After some good work by Foden on the wing Aguero took aim and produced a piece of magic:
City now only need a further 18 points to sew up the league, effectively another six wins on the bounce guarantees them the trophy, which already seems like a foregone conclusion.
Their next challenge comes in the UEFA Champions League as they play against Basel, a team they’re expected to make short work of. With a weak pool of contenders for this season’s Champions League field, Aguero’s good form could mean City are in with a shout to win their first European competition. With teams like PSG, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich all vying for the title, can City announce themselves as an elite European club by the end of the season with a European trophy?