Manchester City recovered from going a goal down to thrash Newcastle United 6-1 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The star of the show was Argentine superstar Sergio Aguero, who scored five of City’s six goals, including this curler from the edge of the box.
Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring inside 20 minutes, but, after Aguero hauled City level on the stroke of half time, there was only ever going to be one winner.
Five goals in thirteen second-half minutes after the restart blew Newcastle away, and thereafter City went into cruise control as they returned to the summit of the Premier League table.
Newcastle, meanwhile, drop to last place with a -11 goal difference – one goal worse off than North-East rivals Sunderland, who drew 2-2 at home to West Ham United after leading two-nil.
Aguero’s exploits saw him pick up a perfect 10 in fanatix’s player ratings from Eastlands. Here’s a look at how the rest of City’s stars fared individually under our microscope…
GK: Joe Hart – 8.5/10
Hart kept City in the game when they trailed 1-0, making a couple of world-class saves. Rarely troubled after half time.
LB: Aleksandar Kolarov – 8/10
All of the City defence played well, but the two full-backs stood out. Kolarov attacked well and defended resolutely.
CB: Eliaquim Mangala – 7.5/10
A bit shaky in in the first half, but solid in the second period.
CB: Nicolas Otamendi- 7.5/10
Could have arguably done more with Mitrovic’s opener, but calm and composed thereafter.
RB: Pablo Zabaleta – 8/10
Like Kolarov, he attacked with intent and was a useful outlet on the right flank.