Argentine striker Sergio Aguero put up a five-star performance as he scored five times in Manchester City’s 6-1 demolition of Newcastle United on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.
The visitors had initially caused a stir when they shot into the lead against the run of play as Georginio Wijnaldum found Mitrovic, who headed past Joe Hart for his first United goal in the 18th minute.
Newcastle United thought they had doubled their lead on 25 minutes as Mitrovic tapped in at the near post, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Aguero first came close to equalising for City, as the forward received the ball on the edge of the Newcastle penalty area before unleashing a left-footed strike, but his effort went narrowly wide.
However, three minutes before the break, Fernandinho knocked down a David Silva cross towards Aguero, who fired past Newcastle keeper Tim Krul from close range.
Coming in for the second half, City got ruthless as they fired five goals past the hapless Newcastle team who surprisingly gave Chelsea a run for their money just last weekend.
It was Aguero who picked up from where he stopped; scoring his second goal of the game four minutes after the restart.
A minute later, Aguero completed his hat trick before Kevin De Bruyne added to the tally to make it 4-1 for City.
Aguero was by no means done as he added two more goals in the 60th and 62nd to set a new record of the fastest five goals by any player in the Premier League.
As expected Aguero was pulled out having completed the day’s business as Wilfred Bonny was brought in.
Kelechi Iheanacho who also adds a year today was brought in for David Silva as Manchester City momentarily returned to the summit of the EPL table.