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Instant Reaction: Aguerro heaps more misery on Newcastle, 6-1

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Sergio Aguerro scores 5 goals as Newcastle United once again embarrassed at the Etihad.

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It was a day of records and misery for Newcastle United Saturday at the Etihad.

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Kun Aguerro scored 5 goals in a little over 15 minutes to help the home side anihilate Newcastle United 6-1 and keep the Magpies winless. It is now the longest winless run to start a league season for Newcastle United since 1898-89.

It was Steve McClaren's first loss as a manager against Manchester City. For the Magpies it was another miserable day again the boys in claret blue.

What is crazy is how great the day began for the boys in black and white. Newcastle controlled the match in the first half and took its first lead at the Etihad in nearly a decade.

Kevin Mbabu again was the spark as he cruised down the left-hand side, leaving Manchester City's fullback wanting. He played a ball into the box which was deflected out to the onrushing Georginio Wijnaldum who then whipped in a cross to Aleksandar Mitrovic, whose header was perfect to beat Joe Hart for a 1-0 lead.

Newcastle then nearly made it 2, 3 or 4 as the Magpies kept coming in waves. Mitrovic was played in again and his one-time shot was deflected away by Hart.

A move by Newcastle put Darryl Janmaat in and his cross looked to have found his way to Mitrovic at the back post, but his goal was disallowed because of a late offsides flag.

Then Wijnaldum was teed up at the top of the box off a wonderful pass,, but his one-timed curling effort went straight to Hart.

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren could be seen being visibly concerned following those missed chances and Manchester City showed why.

Man City gained possession in Newcastle's half, a ball was played in by David Silva to Fernandinho on a diagonal to the back post and he in turn headed into Aguerro who put it into an empty net.

The teams went in 1-1 at the break.

Newcastle still had a chance to get somehing from this day.

Aguerro made sure it would be quite the opposite.

In the 49th minute, Chancel Mbemba gave the ball away to Silva and he played a perfect pass to Aguerro, who got a deflection off Youan Gouffran (pretty much the only contribution he made to Newcastle in this match) and past Tim Krul.

It was 2-1 and in the blink of an eye after the ensuing kickoff, Silva played Aguerro in again behind Newcastle's defense and his brilliant chip left Krul and Newcastle wanting.

In two minutes, Manchester City had turned the game on its head.

And the home side wasn't done and neither was Aguerro

More goals and celebrations by Manchester City with Aguerro again for No. 4 and No. 5. Along with his goals, Kevin De Bruyne delivered his own highlight-reel strike off a volley as Newcastle were run out of the Etihad 6-0.

There was still a mountain of time remaining, but Manchester City showed mercy by subbing Aguerro off first and later Silva.

The Magpies are now historic for the wrong reasons with Norwich next after the international break.

Can it get any worse?