Aston Villa 1-6 Man City, Aguero Hits Hattrick As City Spank Villa Ruthlessly

Sergio Aguero scored his twelfth hat-trick to become the highest overseas goalscorer in Premier League history in rampant Manchester City's six-goal hammering of troubled Aston Villa.

The Argentine moved level - and then past - Thierry Henry, before joining Frank Lampard on 177 goals in England's high flight.

Only 3 men - Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole - are still ahead of him on the all-time Premier League list.

Aguero's number of hat-tricks could be a Premier League record.

It was a part of an uncompassionate city performance as they took apart a Villa side who were suffering their worst defeat since city beat them at 6-0 at Villa Park in Feb 2016 and have dropped into the relegation zone.

Riyad Mahrez scored the first 2, with Gabriel Jesus rending Aguero's double simply before half-time.

The result leaves city second, the very best position they need occupied following a full round of matches since the start of November, though they continue to be fourteen points behind leaders Liverpool, having played a game more.