Manchester City sent a huge message to title rivals Liverpool with a devastating 6-0 triumph over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Two goals from Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan’s strike and a hat-trick from the red-hot Sergio Aguero meant City went back to the Premier League’s summit in reply to Liverpool’s comfortable win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Aguero is in brilliant form at the moment having scored three in the Citizens’ last home game against Arsenal a week ago.
And when the full-time whistle went, the Argentine was eager to claim his rightful match ball to take home, as is customary for any player who scores three goals in one game.
But the game’s referee Mike Dean, ever the character, thought he would have a bit of banter with Aguero and deliberately hide the ball away from the striker!
Aguero was on to Dean’s games though and the referee surrendered the ball before the pair shook hands.