Aguero hat-trick powers Man City past Mooy-less Huddersfield

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Understandably, much of the news this week has focused on Kevin De Bruyne who will be ruled out for three months with a knee injury.

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Terriers keeper Ben Hamer made a good stop from Gabriel Jesus, clean through, before a threatening David Silva cross hit a defender and was grabbed by Hamer.

Guardiola's team were widely regarded as one of the finest sides to ever play in the English top-flight, 12 months after the Catalan coach played out his first and only trophyless season as a professional manager.

Guardiola shuffled his starting lineup and started with a back three, Bernardo Silva and Mendy as wing-backs and a front two of Aguero and Jesus.

After relentless City pressure, which featured Guardiola's team having 80 percent possession, the champions finally took the lead on 25 minutes, the start of a three-goal blitz inside 10 minutes. They don't fit into the system Klopp wants.

For most clubs, losing a player with the quality of Kevin De Bruyne would be a potentially fatal blow to their title hopes but City have the resources to cope.

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India were 124 for two in their second innings against England at stumps on the second day of the third cricket Test on Sunday. Five balls later, Rahul held another low catch when Bairstow was made to poke at a terrific delivery that squared him up.

Huddersfield needed their own goalkeeper to be in top form if they wanted to get anything and Hamer hurt rather than helped their cause in the first half.

They are all playing for second place behind a City side that are showing remarkable similarities to Barcelona's 2011 Champions League-winning vintage under Pep.

He was superb in the Community Shield win over Chelsea and opening league victory at Arsenal, with his performance in the Wembley curtain-raiser hailed as a "masterpiece" by Guardiola. "He is so intelligent, he is clever, he is a fighter, a competitor", gushed the manager.

A delighted Guardiola told Sky Sports: 'Last season Huddersfield played five at the back.

But Guardiola believes David Silva too could be rejuvenated now that he has chose to end his distinguished World Cup-winning global career.

City granted the people behind "All Or Nothing", an Amazon franchise who has worked with New Zealand rugby and National Football League teams in the past, access to the inner workings of Pep Guardiola's side for a series that was released yesterday.

"The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I've never been so happy with him as I am now".

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