6-0 demolition of Chelsea saw Pep Guardiola's Manchester City move back above Liverpool into top spot in the Premier League.
2018/2019 Premier League
Sergio Aguero equalled the record for Premier League hat-tricks as a rampant Manchester City thrashed Chelsea 6-0 at home to leapfrog Liverpool and return to the table's summit.
Chelsea were hammered 4-0 at Bournemouth in their last away league match and Maurizio Sarri's side were taken apart by the defending champions at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the Blues suffering their heaviest ever Premier League loss.
Raheem Sterling struck in the fourth minute and Ilkay Gundogan rapidly made it four after Aguero's first-half double, with Chelsea unable to muster any response in the face of City's incredible intensity.
Aguero, who also hit a treble in City's last home league game against Arsenal, stroked home a penalty after the break to join Alan Shearer on 11 Premier League hat-tricks and Sterling struck late to complete the scoring.
Pep Guardiola's side move above Liverpool on goal difference, with the Catalan coach enjoying a crushing victory against a side he has lost to on a record three league occasions.
4'GOAL! Man City 1-0 Chelsea (Sterling)
GOAAAL! STERLING PUTS MANCHESTER CITY AHEAD! City take the free-kick quickly and Bernardo Silva gets in behind Hazard. The Portugal international hits it across the area and it deflects to Sterling, who arrives at the back post and fires past Arrizabalaga.
8' WHAT A CHANCE missed by Aguero!
WHAT A MISS!!!! Aguer-Noooooooo! Silva this time ends up on the left and rolls one across the box. Aguero is waiting but the ball shanks off the bottom of his boot and goes wide. Unreal.
13'GOAL! Man City 2-0 Chelsea (Aguero)
2-0! AGUEROOO! Aguero unleashes a magnificent right-footed strike from 25 yards into the top-right corner. Stunning.
19'GOAL! Man City 3-0 Chelsea (Aguero)
3-0! AGUERO AGAIN! Chelsea make a mess of clearing Zinchenko's cross. Barkley heads it back into the area, taking his defenders out of the game. Aguero anticipates brilliantly, waiting for the ball to drop and striking it past Arrizabalaga.
25'GOAL! Man City 4-0 Chelsea (Gundogan)
4-0! Gundogan makes it four! The ball bounces to Gundogan after a Rudiger tackle in the area and he strikes it first time into the bottom-right corner.
56'Penalty Goal! Man City 5-0 Chelsea (Aguero)
HAT-TRICK FOR AGUERO! 5-0! Aguero slowly runs up for the spot kick and sends Kepa the wrong way, passing the ball into the bottom-right corner.
80'GOAL! Man City 6-0 Chelsea (Sterling)
6-0! STERLING GETS HIS SECOND! Sterling taps into the net from six yards out after a lovely passing move from the hosts.
Man City XI: S. Agüero, Fernandinho, K. Walker, İ. Gündoğan, K. De Bruyne, R. Sterling, A.Laporte, J. Stones, Ederson Moraes, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva
Subs: David Silva, N. Otamendi, Danilo, Mahrez, Sané, Gabriel Jesus, A. Murić
Chelsea XI: G. Higuaín, D.Luiz, Azpilicueta, E. Hazard, Pedro, M.Alonso, Barkley, Jorginho, A. Rüdiger, Kepa, N. Kanté
Subs: Willian, W. Caballero, O. Giroud, M. Kovačić, Emerson, A. Christensen, R. Loftus-Cheek