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Guardiola Boasts: We Attacked Huddersfield With 10 Players

20 August 2018

Huddersfield were outclassed as the Premier League champions romped to victory courtesy of a hat-trick from Sergio Aguero, an own goal, and one each from David Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

However, from the resulting goal kick, Ederson fired a long pass to Aguero and after the Argentine had remained patient as he found a shooting position for himself, the ball was clipped over Hamer and a defender before finding the top corner of the net.

Aguero cut inside and chipped Huddersfield's stranded 'keeper Ben Hamer, setting City on its way to its second straight win to open the season.

Sergio Aguero scoring for Manchester City.

Though consistently prolific, City's all-time top scorer has not always been a Guardiola favourite and started just 22 league matches last term.

A third goal arrived shortly afterwards as Aguero converted from close range, but it was Hamer's mistake which led to the striker converting from six yards after he had failed to claim a cross from Mendy.

And he heaps plaudits on hat-trick hero, Sergio Aguero.

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Aguero then wrapped up his hat-trick with a smart flick from Benjamin Mendy's cross - before a Terence Kongolo own goal sealed an emphatic win for an impressive City.

Considering City started with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker, Leroy Sané and Nicolas Otamendi on the bench, and with Kevin De Bruyne out injured, it's going to take something very special from the rest of the Premier League to stop the Citizens cantering to yet another top-flight title.

Manchester City will play their first home game of the 2018/2019 season, against a resolute Huddersfield side who will be looking to frustrate the reigning league champions. "We decided today we would play with two strikers".

When you consider the personal issues David Silva went through last season, the Spanish worldwide produced some incredible performances for his club and country.

Silva, who became the third City player after Joe Hart and Richard Dunne to appear in 250 Premier League games for the club, made way for Mahrez after 64 minutes but there was no let-up for the visitors.

Huddersfield had pulled a goal back just before half time through Jon Stankovic but David Wagner's men were totally outclassed.

Guardiola Boasts: We Attacked Huddersfield With 10 Players