Manchester City 6 Huddersfield 1

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And he heaps plaudits on hat-trick hero, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City trounced a sorry Huddersfield Town 6-1 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, as the Premier League champions produced another sensational performance at the Etihad Stadium to make it two wins from two at the start of the new season.

Bernardo Silva is the most likely candidate to step up for the Citizens in De Bruyne's absence and he enters this weekend's clash with Huddersfield Town in decent form, scoring the second goal in last week's 2-0 victory over Arsenal.

De Bruyne was City's key man last time out, with Mohamed Salah just pipping the Belgium worldwide to the PFA Player of the Year award thanks to the Liverpool forward's 44 goals in all competitions.

Huddersfield needed to be able to take their momentum into the second half but within three minutes of the restart, City re-established their three-goal advantage as David Silva curled a 25-yard free kick into the top corner of the net.

Sergio Aguero bagged a hat trick for Pep Guardiola's side as they cut open the Terriers at will, showing why they are once again favourites to clinch the Premier League title this season.

A delighted Guardiola told Sky Sports: 'Last season Huddersfield played five at the back.

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

And while United were City's closest rivals for the title last time out, Mourinho's men finished some 19 points behind the Etihad outfit.

City suffered a blow this week with playmaker Kevin De Bruyne suffering a knee injury in training that will rule him out for around three months.

When you are maybe playing for the Premier League, four games away is a little bit different.

"People have good relations, the players are polite, educated people, not just with me and the (coaching) staff, but with everybody and that's a handsome thing because here we treat the people that are here, in reception, in the kitchen, everyone... we treat them all the same way".

"Since he came back, I saw it from the first second, from the first minute, wow, he came back ideal", Guardiola told Sky Sports.

"I'm not going to demand him to be any more clinical than that", City boss Pep Guardiola said.

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