Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored a treble as the Sky Blues thrashed Queens Park Rangers to relegate them to the Championship this afternoon, reports BBC Sport.
Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey named an attacking lineup, as anything less than a win at the Etihad would see the Hoops relegated. The plan backfired as City took the lead early on through Aguero. The Argentine netted in the fourth minute to give Rangers a mountain to climb almost instantly.
Matters were made worse after half an hour when Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a trademark free-kick to double the host’s lead. After the break, Manchester City did their most damage on the Londoners, scoring four second-half goals.
Aguero bagged his second minutes after the restart, before scoring his third goal of the game from the spot. He set up a goal for James Milner midway through the half, and David Silva scored the sixth of the game, rounding the goalkeeper and finishing into an empty net.
The result relegates Queens Park Rangers to the Championship, while Manchester City boosted their chances of a top-two finish in the table.
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