Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
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Man City go top after 6-1 rout of Southampton

Man City go top after 6-1 rout of Southampton

His two goals in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday took his tally to five, kept Chelsea in touch with the Premier League leaders Manchester City, and earned qualified praise from Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, who...

It was the Argentine's 150th league goal for City, a landmark that moved him level with Michael Owen in eighth place on the Premier League's all-time goalscoring list.It appeared City were capable of scoring nearly at will and a slick move saw them make it three in the 18th minute.

German midfielder Leroy Sane scored Manchester City's sixth goal one minute into the second-half stoppage time.

He continued: "You'd think Liverpool had lost the league after the game at the weekend because "oh it's two points dropped, Man City are gone two points clear", there's a long way to go".

"Very happy for this win and for scoring my 150th goal in the Premier League with this great club", Aguero wrote on Twitter.

Pep Guardiola's side look flawless right now but things could potentially unravel if they reach the latter stages of the Champions League. However, Roy Hodgson side failed to take their chances and Chelsea took the lead on 33 minutes. Willian then saw a goal disallowed for offside in the closing stages of the first half.

The Chelsea striker was dogged with back problems from December which caused him pain and a loss of form after a promising start to life at Stamford Bridge following his £58m move from Real Madrid.

The home side sealed the victory with 20 minutes left on the clock. Morata could have scored his hat-trick in stoppage-time, but Hennessey read the Spaniard's chipped effort to prevent the striker from adding to his brace.

The Blues - who are now unbeaten - climbed above Liverpool into second place after their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The quality and depth running through the City squad coupled with their experience of dealing with the pressure of going for a league title and winning it gives them crucial advantages over Liverpool.

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