Sergio Aguero's 11th Premier League hat-trick equalled Alan Shearer's record.

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Pep Guardiola was delighted with an outstanding week's work from his Manchester City side after they followed up wins over Arsenal and Everton with a thumping 6-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero scored his 11th Premier League hat-trick as City stormed back to the top of the table by demolishing Maurizio Sarri's men at the Etihad.

Watch the video below as Guardiola looks back at a brilliant week for City.

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Mickey Thomas begins treatment for stomach cancer

Former Manchester United and Wales star Mickey Thomas has vowed to beat stomach cancer after being diagnosed with the disease.

Thomas, 64, announced on Twitter that he was beginning treatment on Monday after receiving the diagnosis in January.

"Hi everyone, today is the day I start my treatment and my fight back against the big C," Thomas posted on his personal Twitter account.

"I aim to beat this in 90 minutes with no extra time and penalties.

"I have been blown away by the love, kindness and support I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help Thomas, with over £13,000 raised within three days of being established.

Thomas won 51 caps for Wales and spent three years at United between 1978 and 1981, making over 100 appearances for the Red Devils.

The winger also played for Everton, Brighton, Stoke, Chelsea, West Brom, Derby, Shrewsbury and Leeds, as well as spending nine seasons with Wrexham across two spells.

Thomas famously scored the equaliser with a superb free-kick when Wrexham, then of the fourth tier, knocked out league champions Arsenal in the 1992 FA Cup third round.

He made his final appearance as a 38-year-old in 1993.

Thomas has worked in the media since retiring and is still a regular presence at United games.

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Team success trumps individual glory for prolific Aguero

Sergio Aguero insists his hunger for goals comes second to his desire to win trophies.

Manchester City's irrepressible record goalscorer was close to his blistering best on Sunday as he bagged a hat-trick in the champions' scintillating 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea.

Aguero's treble was a record-equalling 11th in the Premier League
Aguero's treble was a record-equalling 11th in the Premier League (Nick Potts/PA)

The treble was his 11th in the Premier League, equalling the record of Alan Shearer, his second in three games and his 15th in City colours.

It also saw him become City's leading scorer in league football with 160 goals, extending his overall tally for the club to 222 in the process.

Despite all the accolades, the Argentinian claims all that really matters is winning trophies and this emphatic victory took quadruple-chasing City back to the top of the Premier League.

  • Alan Shearer, Sergio Aguero (11)
  • Robbie Fowler (9)
  • Thierry Henry, Harry Kane, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney (8)

Aguero said: "I am happy for the hat-trick and to break records in the Premier League and for the club.

"I try to keep those good memories, and special thanks to my team-mates for helping me, but what matters most is winning.

"I always try to play my game and help the team as best I can. My mentality is always to try to focus on my work and if it is with goals all the better.

"What matters to me is finishing the season in the best way and winning trophies."

City brushed aside a surprisingly poor Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, doing most of the damage in a whirlwind opening 25 minutes that yielded four goals.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring after four minutes, Aguero added a quickfire double and Ilkay Gundogan also got on the scoresheet. Aguero completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after the break and Sterling finished the rout late on.

Aguero's afternoon could have been even more profitable as he missed a sitter in the early stages and later headed against the bar.

City now switch their attention to knockout football with games against Newport in the FA Cup, Schalke in the Champions League and Chelsea again in the Carabao Cup final before they are next in league action.

They do so having regained first place from Liverpool on goal difference. Their lead is a slender one, and they have played a game more, but the manner of their latest victory, which improved their goal difference advantage over the Reds to 10, was a powerful message.

Aguero said: "We had a good game. I think it might be one of the best performances of this team.

City face Chelsea again in the Carabao Cup final later this month
City face Chelsea again in the Carabao Cup final later this month (Nick Potts/PA)

"We had great games against United, Liverpool and Arsenal but I believe it was a very nice game and an even more important result."

Reflecting on his remarkable miss in front of an open goal from two yards, which occurred when the score was 1-0, Aguero said: "Sometimes those things happen but the annoyment lasted for five seconds.

"Then I need to carry on, think about the team and try to score goals. Luckily in the next play I managed to do that."

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