Chelsea were utterly humiliated at the Etihad as they were thumped 6-0 by a merciless Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s men piled the pressure on title rivals Liverpool, and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, thanks to yet another Sergio Aguero hat-trick, as well as strikes from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan.
It’s the first time in history Chelsea have conceded six goals in a Premier League match and they’ve now let in an astonishing ten goals in their last two away trips.The champions were 4-0 up within 25 minutes through a combination of brilliance and calamitous Chelsea defending.
Aguero struck again with a second-half penalty, equalling Alan Shearer’s record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks, and Sterling completed the thrashing with his second and final goal of the game.
Liverpool regained top spot on Saturday, albeit for a day, with goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
The vital win came after two straight 1-1 draws for Liverpool in the league and puts the pressure back on City ahead of its home game against Chelsea on Sunday.
Sadio Mane heading home the opening goal from James Milner’s cross to score for the fourth game in a row.
Wijnaldum doubled the lead with a smart lob over Artur Boruc, and Salah then made it four goals in five games by finishing off a flowing team move shortly after the restart. Naby Keita fed the ball to Roberto Firmino, who set up Salah with a clever back-heel for a low finish past Boruc.
Here are the results of other games played:
Huddersfield 1 vs 2 Arsenal
Crystal Palace 1 vs 1 West Ham
Southampton 1 vs 2 Cardiff
Brighton 1 vs 3 Burnley
Watford 1 vs 0 Everton