City, Arsenal In Impressive Wins, Man United Held
City, Arsenal In Impressive Wins, Man United Held and could not win their match which saw about 37 shots.
Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and Ander Herrera was dismissed as Manchester United drew 0-0 with Burnley despite dominating the game.
The champions Leicester City drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur.
As well as keeping them top, City’s one-sided victory at The Hawthorns brought Guardiola out of a six-game winless run — the longest such sequence of his managerial career.
Guardiola, whose side host former club Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, made eight changes to his starting XI from Wednesday’s 1-0 League Cup defeat at Manchester United.
Aguero was among the players to return to the starting line-up and his first-half brace effectively settled the game.
He broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, slamming a shot between Ben Foster’s legs from Gundogan’s pass, and doubled his tally nine minutes later with a stunning shot from the edge of the box.
The goals ended Aguero’s six-game scoring drought and lifted his City tally to 149 — one more than club great Francis Lee.
Aguero teed up Gundogan for City’s third in the 79th minute and the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder sealed victory in the last minute of normal time.
Arsenal had earlier strolled to victory at bottom club Sunderland, who are now seven points from safety and without a win after 10 league games.
Sanchez put Arsenal in front in the 19th minute with a header from an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross.
Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot in the 65th minute after Petr Cech was booked for impeding Duncan Watmore.
Manchester United’s title hopes faded a little after their stalemate with Burnley left them eight points off top spot in eighth place.
Former United goalkeeper Tom Heaton was Burnley’s saviour, producing stunning saves from Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.