Video:Watford 0-6 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick

Sergio Aguero scored his 10th hat-trick for Manchester City as they thrashed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road to go top of the Premier League.

A blistering first-half performance put City in control as Aguero struck twice and Gabriel Jesus added his fourth league goal of the season.

Nicolas Otamendi headed home their fourth (63) before Aguero sealed his hat-trick (81) and Raheem Sterling netted a late penalty (89) after he was brought down by Christian Kabasele.

Aguero's opener and Jesus' strike appeared marginally offside but City were sensational regardless and will remain top overnight, with second-place Manchester United facing Everton on Nissan Super Sunday.

City controlled a lively opening but almost fell behind when Richarlison nodded a Jose Holebas free-kick narrowly wide.

The visitors heeded that wake-up call and swiftly went ahead two minutes later through Aguero, who fired a header past Heurelho Gomes from an excellent Kevin De Bruyne delivery.

City made their dominance count with two more goals before the break, with Aguero first tapping home after Gomes fumbled David Silva's low cross.

Jesus then finished smartly to add City's third, although the Brazilian looked offside before netting from Aguero's pass.

Watford, who were unbeaten before City's visit, were punished after the break as Otamendi powered in a fourth before Aguero grabbed his hat-trick with a neat finish.

Substitute Etienne Capoue wasted the hosts' best chance when he nodded over from close range and Sterling piled on the misery from the spot in the closing stages.

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