Sergio Aguero scored twice in Manchester City’s 4-1 rout of Sunderland in EPL
After a series of poor results in the Premier League, defending champions Manchester City saw themselves hanging by a thread as far as making the Champions League playoffs were concerned. It was surely ‘mission impossible’ with the Manchester club hosting the German crusaders Bayern Munich in the all-important fixture.
With their back against the wall, Manuel Pellegrini’s side embarked on a journey that would later become one of their crucial wins this year. The start was exciting for City until Pep Guardiola’s brigade went up 2-1 at half-time.
The fans were gutted, players out of motivation and manager absolutely bamboozled. If City were to beat the Germans at home, it would have to be a miracle – something only Sergio Aguero is capable of.
The Argentine rose to the occasion and pumped in two late goals to complete a pulsating hat-trick that saw Man City go clear off their German counterparts. The Blues, who managed to keep their Champions League dream alive with an emphatic 3-2 win, found their saviour in Aguero.
Aguero’s performance, since that game against Bayern, has turned the tide for Man City – both in Premier League and European Cup. Following their stellar show at the Etihad, the Cityzens went on to sink Southampton 3-0 while their latest triumph came against Sunderland.
The Argentine forward has now taken his tally to 14 goals after he scored a brace in City’s 4-1 win over Sunderland on Thursday. At a time when the likes of last season’s star performers Yaya Toure and David Silva were struggling to find the back of the net, Aguero’s prime form has raised the lowly spirits of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
The latest win has guided the Sky Blues to second spot in the league standings, six points behind leaders Chelsea. With the crucial half of the season underway, City appears to be the favourites to give Jose Mourinho’s men a run for their money in the title race.
It was also Aguero who had snatched the title from Alex Ferguson’s Man United after scoring an extra-time winner in 2013. And, it seems City will once again have to rely on the Argentine’s prolific form to beat high-soaring Chelsea to the title this season.
For more details, visit indiatoday.intoday.in