Raheem Sterling scored the first hat-trick of the 2019/2020 Premier League season as defending champions Manchester City started the new campaign with a 5-0 victory over West Ham United in Saturday’s fixture at the London Stadium.
Gabriel Jesus and substitute Sergio Aguero were also on target for Pep Guardiola’s men.
City went in front after 25 minutes. Kyle Walker was released down the right flank and after reaching the byline, the full-back pulled the ball for Gabriel Jesus to convert from six yards out after reacting sharply to a deflection from Issa Diop.
The Citizens doubled their lead six minutes after the break with Sterling sliding the ball home after he was played through by Kevin De Bruyne.
The third goal came in the 75th minute with Sterling lobbing Fabianski from inside the area after collecting
a precise from Mahrez.
City’s fourth came four minutes from time via a re-taken penalty, with Aguero eventually converting from 12 yards after Fabianski had saved his first effort, which was chalked off as a result on encroachment by two West Ham players.
Sterling got his third of the game in added time.