Angered by his embarrassing setback at Norwich (3-2) last week, Manchester City smashed Red Lantern Watford (8-0) on Saturday for Day 6 and took second place in Leicester who toppled Tottenham shortly before.
. City gets angry all red
From 0-0 to 5-0 in 18 minutes, the Premier League had never seen that!
Buoyed by the start of a hot match and a hat-trick by Bernardo Silva - the first of his pro career - the Citizens have not made a quarter against a Watford, their favorite scapegoat since they are now at 12 rank wins scoring 46 goals.
Easy winners in Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday (3-0), Pep Guardiola's men set the record straight on the domestic scene too. With 13 points, they are 2nd at two lengths of Liverpool moving to Chelsea on Sunday.
A 24-year-old record - Manchester United's 9-0, with Andy Cole's five-time quintuple against Ipswich in 1995 - should have fallen.
But Aguero, who became the first player in Premier League history to score in the first 6 days of the season, and Kevin de Bruyne, sparkling in the meantime, wasted the amounts, and sometimes Watford goalkeeper, s 'mixing also.
For the London suburban club, the "psychological shock" expected after the arrival of Quique Flores on the bench in place of Javi Gracia, and glimpsed last week by erasing a two-goal advantage from Arsenal to snatch a no one (2-2) will have fizzled.
Here he returned to the bottom of the hole with 2 points in 6 games and -14 goal difference.
. Leicester beats Tottenham and invites himself into the big leagues
A great strength of character and a somewhat fussy referee allowed Leicester to overthrow Tottenham (2-1) and temporarily put one foot on the podium, 3rd with 11 units.
The turn of the game was undoubtedly the goal of the 0-2 refused to Serge Aurier after a very long consultation of the images by the VAR to detect an infinitesimal offside of the Korean striker Son Heung-min at the start of the action (67).
Less than 180 seconds later, Leicester equalized by Ricardo Pereira (69th), before the promising midfielder James Maddison pushed the nail 5 minutes from the end, a magnificent strike 25 meters.
"All I will say is that we all accept this system in the game and that I will not complain," said sports coach Mauricio Pochettino after the match.
"We have to analyze the game differently, without taking into account the VAR (...) I'm not disappointed (of this decision), I'm disappointed because we took two goals and the psychology of the match has changed" to that moment, he added.
The victory of the 2016 champions of England had nothing of a hold-up.
If the inevitable Harry Kane, of an improbable balancing act, had managed to open the scoring at the half-hour mark, Leicester was more dangerous.
Paulo Gazzaniga, who replaced Tottenham in goals for Hugo Lloris, lost after becoming a dad for the third time, suffered 16 shots including 7 shots, against 11 and 4 for his Danish counterpart Kasper Schmeichel.
But for the Spurs, 5th with 8 points before the matches of Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea, Sunday is a very bad week after having already spoiled a two-goal advantage in the middle of the week against Olympiakos in the league. Champions (2-2).
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