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Aguero scores a hat-trick

London: Manchester City’s four-pronged assault on silverware is still on track but they survived a massive scare in the FA Cup when they came back from two down to beat second tier Watford 4-2 in the fourth round on Saturday.

Liverpool had no such problems as they reached the last-16 with a 2-0 win at second tier Bournemouth Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge scoring for the seven-time winners.

In another match, Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scored twice in the opening half-hour as the Premier League leaders romped to a 4-0 win over third-tier Coventry City in their FA Cup fourth round tie at the Emirates on Friday.

Championship side Watford stunned their hosts City by taking a 2-0 lead by halftime but Sergio Aguero wiped off the deficit after the break before Aleksandar Kolarov put City ahead and Aguero completed his hat-trick.

For Arsenal, Polish-born forward Podolski rifled home from inside the area after a pass from midfielder Ozil in the 15th minute and headed in a corner at the far post from defender Mertesacker’s flick-on at the near post in the 27th.

(Reuters)