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Season 2011/12

City v Wigan: Match action gallery

  • 12 September 2011 14:17
  • Posted by David Clayton/Pics: Sharon Latham

Make mine a treble! Sergio Aguero stole the headlines against Wigan with a clinically taken hat-trick.

Aguero's first is captured on the image above, but there was much, much more to tell in this one-sided affair.

Our match action gallery tells its own story, beginning with this stunning image of marauding right-back Micah Richards in full flow. The England defender almost opened his account for the season with a dinked shot that struck the underside of the crossbar in the first half. 

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Carlos Tevez could and should have doubled City's lead but scuffed his penalty that Al-Habsi in the Wigan goal easily saved.

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With the score still at just 1-0, Samir Nasri was introduced into the fray - and it took him less than two minutes to set up goal No.2 for Aguero. From there on, the points were pretty much in the bag...

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Nasri was first to congratulate his team-mate who must think he is in dreamland when he sees the France international and David Silva behind him, creating endless opportunities.

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And it was the brilliant Silva who set up No.3. Look at Aguero's body shape - right up until the last second it looked as though he was going to put the ball to Al-Habsi's right and then he tucks it his to his left - genius. 

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"Where do I pick my match-ball up from?" As Nasri wrote on the ball later, "I'm sure it will be the first of many!" So are we...

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