Manchester city reclaimed the top spot from Liverpool as they demolished Chelsea 6-0 at the Etihad stadium.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the 4th minute. Sergio Aguero soon added 2 more and Ilkay Gundogan also scored once to send the home side 4 up within the first 30 minutes. The Cityzens carried that advantage into the halftime break. Chelsea’s mauling continued after the break as Sergio Aguero completed his second hattrick in eight days after he converted from the spot. Raheem Sterling then added yet another goal in the 80th minute to make it 6 in favor of the home side. This was Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in a long long time.
The victory helped City reclaim the top spot (on goal difference) from Liverpool, who had taken that after their 3-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth. City now have 65 games from 27 games. Liverpool have as many points and also have one game in hand. City is the only English club which has a realistic chance of winning the quadruple this season, which includes the Premier league, Champions league, FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. Liverpool legend was astonished by City’s performance yesterday and he did not hold back in his praise for the Cityzens,
“This Manchester City squad is quite possibly the best I’ve ever seen in English football in terms of depth of quality.
“Better than Manchester United in ’99, better than the Arsenal squad of 2003-04? Definitely there is a case to be made. They could be the best of all time. After the 100 points of last season, they could still get 98 points this time.
“Yet Liverpool have matched them stride for stride. They tore Bournemouth apart [on Saturday], knowing victory would put them back on top of the table.
“To me, that’s not bottling, that’s showing immense quality and courage to take the fight to an unbelievable side and keeping it going for so long.”
” City won the title at a canter last season, because no other team was anywhere near good enough to be spoken of in the same breath. “
Man City really do look unstoppable when they are on form like they were yesterday. That being said, there are still a lot of matches to be played in the premier league and they cannot rest on their laurels just yet.