Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City will not be buying a new forward in the transfer window and believes Sergio Aguero's hat-trick in a 3-1 win against Newcastle proved why they don't need a new striker.
After being stunned by Liverpool in their first league defeat of the season just a week ago, Manchester City hosted a determined Newcastle United side for their Matchday 24 clash in the Premier League.
"That sometimes happens against teams and I am really happy for the goals, but especially for the three points".
They lead the league by 12 points and are on pace to shatter the record of points in a season. The Citizens romped to a 3-1 victory, bolstered by Sergio Aguero's indomitable hat-trick.
Aguero deftly headed in Kevin de Bruyne's cross in the 34th minute, before converting a 63rd-minute penalty to put City in command.
Further chances fell to Newcastle as they threatened to pull off a shock comeback, yet Aguero killed off their hopes with a fine 83rd-minute finish after Leroy Sane's incredible solo run, ensuring City again opened up a 12-point lead at the top of the table. He is expected to sign a £490k-a-week deal at Manchester United, which would see him become the third highest-paid player in the world.
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"That [finishing] is his talent", Guardiola said. The way we fought and the way we tried to play when they defended with many players in the box, that's why it is so good.
The Magpies now sit only two points outside of the relegation zone, and with the club's chances of proposed takeover growing slimmer every day, supporters have clearly had enough.
Sane might be removed from the starting line-up for the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Bristol City on Tuesday, with Aguero's goalscoring expertise having secured a slender 2-1 first-leg advantage over the Championship side.
Dummett told the club's website, www.nufc: "I think against Man City, twice, we've performed, even though we defended quite a lot of the time".
"I can not deny we spoke about that".
But just because the Premier League leaders have had success against Newcastle doesn't mean they will cover the spread or provide value on the money line.
"Goals! Targets! The main thing for me is going to be to stay here and try to win as many trophies as we can", he said.