Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City defeated Watford 6-0 to move to the top of the English Premier League.
Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute when he headed home a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick wide of Heurelho Gomes.
Four minutes later and the Argentine had his second of the game to double City’s lead. Gabriel Jesus did well to work his way past a couple of challenges and find David Silva and the skipper’s quick-thinking caught out the home defence and Gomes as his low cross found Aguero who tapped home from two yards out.
Pep Guardiola’s men were 3-0 up six-minutes later when Aguero found Jesus with a neat through ball and the Brazilian struck a low shot past Gomes.
That was 17 goals scored by the South American strike partnership in the last 10 games.
Nicolas Otamendi headed in David Silva’s corner in the 63rd minute before Aguero completed his hat-trick when he poked home past Gomes after a pulsating solo run into the box.
Raheem Sterling made it six from the spot, after he was brought down by Christian Kabasele.
City’s prolific attack who have now scored 15 goals in three matches.
In the other results of the day, Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Burnley, Newcastle defeated Stoke City 2-1, Leicester played 1-1 at Huddersfiled, Roy Hodgson’s first game in charge of Crystal Palace ended in a 1-0 loss to Southampton at Selhurst Park, and the game between West Brom and West Ham ended 0-0.