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Aguero torments Newcastle with hat trick for Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Sergio Aguero tormented Newcastle again as Premier League leader Manchester City recovered from last week's defeat by Liverpool to beat Rafael Benitez's struggling team 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Argentina striker, who scored five in a game against Newcastle in 2015, helped himself to a hat trick this time as City maintained its 12-point lead at the top of the standings.
Aguero headed in a cross from Kevin De Bruyne to give the home team a 34th-minute lead and the forward added a second goal from the penalty spot early in the second half after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Javier Manquillo.
Jacob Murphy pulled one back for Newcastle after a mistake by Nicolas Otamendi but Aguero had the final say in the 83rd with a fine turn and shot.
Updated January 20, 2018