Jose Mourinho hits back at City for lacking 'class' in new documentary

De Bruyne, 27, had only been back in City training for just over a week ago after helping Belgium to the semifinals of the World Cup and was a 60th-minute substitute in the 2-0 Premier League win at Arsenal on Sunday.

The intensity of the game had been dropping, but City were still able to add a sixth goal before the full-time whistle when Kongolo diverted the ball into his own net after Hamer had saved Leroy Sane's close-range effort.

But the champions were patient and when the opening goal came, it wasn't either Silva (David or Bernardo) who made it - it was Ederson.

Of course, with so long left, it was nearly inevitable that the Blues would inflict further damage and it came on 75 minutes as Mendy sent in a fine low cross and Aguero deftly volleyed past Hamer from close range for yet another hat-trick in sky blue.

Sergio Aguero scored twice and Gabriel Jesus grabbed another in a rampant spell in the first half, while Silva curled home a superb free kick in the second half and Aguero flicked home to complete his treble.

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop assesses how Man City will fare in Kevin De Bruyne's absence following his recent knee injury.

Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his hat-trick and Manchester City's fifth.

"No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months", read the statement.

One particular scene in the series before Manchester United take on City at Old Trafford sees narrator Ben Kingsley describe the game as: "It is Guardiola versus Mourinho once more; possession versus defence; attacking football versus "park-the-bus".

Aaron Mooy was one of three absentees from their opening-day defeat, having missed the game to join his wife who went into labour on Saturday night. Next up for the Terriers is Cardiff, and Wagner will be looking for a morale-boosting result ahead of the winnable tie against the newly promoted side.

It meant the game was played entirely in their own half to such an extent that when they crossed the half way line in the 24th minute, there was a sarcastic cheer from the away end. Aguero also surpassed Robin Van Persie in the Premier League all-time goalscorer list, and the City hero sits on 146 goals, and is second to Thierry Henry in the highest non-British scorer in the English top-flight. He responded by getting even fitter and sharper and has proved to Pep Guardiola why he should still be City's main man.

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