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Aguero scores 4, as League leaders seal another victory

FT. Manchester City 5-1 Leicester City: Sergio Aguero’s four goals complete an emphatic win.

Sergio Aguero’s four goals in the second-half Manchester City demolish Leicester City 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.

Raheem Sterling put the hosts ahead after barely two minutes from Kevin De Bruyne’s delightful cross, but their dominance counted for little once Jamie Vardy intercepted Nicolas Otamendi’s wayward pass and slotted in an equaliser.

But the second half was one man show, as Aguero struck from close-range within three minutes and soon added another, both from De Bruyne’s assists, before sealing his hat-trick from Leicester’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel error and blasting in fourth goal off the crossbar in the late stages.

As it stands Man City’s 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League is the largest of any side since April 2013, while Leicester have now gone five games without a win and are only a point ahead of 9th placed Everton.

Riyad Mahrez, who was named among the substitutes by Claude Puel after ending his 10-day strike, and he was introduced after half-time to applause from both ends. But the game was done and dusted by then.

Man City now go to Basel on Tuesday in their Champions League last-16 first leg clash, while Leicester host Sheffield United on Friday evening in the FA Cup fifth round.

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