Manchester City turned a 1-0 deficit to Newcastle United into a 6-1 thrashing after a great second half. Sergio Aguero scored five goals for City in the win.
City fell behind early in the first half with Aleksandr Mitrovic giving the visitors the lead in the 18th minute. Aguero tied things up right before halftime, but the City fans were far from impressed and voiced their displeasure as the halftime whistle blew.
City came out firing in the second half, scoring four goals in the span of 13 minutes. Aguero picked up four more goals and Kevin De Bruyne also got on the scoresheet.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini was happy with the way his team responded in the second half, and the performance by his star striker.
“I’m happy for Kun, he deserves it,” Pellegrini told mcfc.co.uk. “He makes the difference. In the last game he missed chances but he was calm and that was key.
“To see him play at the level he played at today… not only he must be happy but all the fans.”
Aguero became the fifth player in Premier League history to score five goals in a game, joining a very exclusive club that includes legend Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Dimitar Berbatov and Jermain Defoe.
Pellegrini spoke about Aguero’s relatively slow start to the season as he only had one league goal going into the game against Newcastle.
“He knows playing the way we play, and with his quality he will score,” Pellegrini said.
“For me it was very important to have this style of play, that we will continue always.
“Our fans pay their ticket and they want to see the team play this way.
“Last season Kun finished the season without any problem. He is doing a different preparation, so I’m not worried about injuries, you can be injured by kicks of course but muscle injuries he should not have any more.”