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Sergio Aguero's hat-trick gave Manchester City the win over Newcastle United and restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Aguero's 11th City hat-trick, and his second of the season, gave his team the three points after second-placed Manchester United had beaten Burnley 1-0 earlier on Saturday. The Argentina striker claimed City's first goal when he got the faintest of touches to head in from Kevin de Bruyne's goal-bound strike, before he converted a penalty after Javier Manquillo had tripped Raheem Sterling.
In different circumstances, Manchester City might have been parading Alexis Sánchez as their new A-list signing this week and Sergio Agüero, one assumes, might have been left wondering what it meant for his own position.
Agüero scored five on their last visit to this stadium and if City had conjured up one more goal in the last seven minutes it would have been the first time since Spurs against Blackburn in the 1960s that one side had scored four or more against a top-division opponent in five successive home matches.