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Premier League Team of the Week: Aguero & Silva lead City charge

18 September 2017

Christian Atsu scored his first goal in as many games this season as Newcastle beat Stoke City to record their third successive Premier League win and climb inside the top four.

Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute when he headed home a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick wide of Heurelho Gomes. "Clean sheets are a effect of you controlling the game".

Nicolas Otamendi was free in the box to head home a fourth from David Silva's cross - City's crossing was absolutely flawless at times and it certainly could have been more than 6-0 given their dominance and ruthlessness going forward.

He could have had one more had Sterling not taken a last-minute penalty away from him after the England worldwide was brought down by Watford defender Christian Kabasele.

Guardiola has been full of praise for Belgium global De Bruyne, who he described as "one of the best players I've ever seen in my life" after the 4-0 Champions League victory over Feyenoord on Wednesday.

The match was over after the first half, as City went into the interval 3-nil up.

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"It was so good". The visitors remained unbeaten away from home in the Premier League this season after a win at Chelsea and a draw at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Hornets set to play against to the team who is now at the second position, Man City. "But he's a guy I encourage to play, not just to score goals. But in other games we will have to find another way to win".

With this result, City has now scored 17 goals unanswered across all competitions, as part of four consecutive victories.

Smiling, De Bruyne, 26, added: "Sergio's not the only one who doesn't get the recognition he deserves".

Lukaku has scored six goals in six games for United, having managed 71 goals for Everton in the past three seasons, but the Belgian said he does not feel under any pressure after his move.

"Listen I always think he works hard", said Guardiola, of Aguero. "So if you tell me that I will do as well as he has done I will be happy of course".

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Premier League Team of the Week: Aguero & Silva lead City charge