The Warm Down: Agüero stars as City ease past Fulham
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores their team's third goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on March 13, 2021, in London, England. (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Sergio Agüero, Gabriel Jesus, and John Stones all saw their names on the scoresheet on Saturday evening, as a convincing display from Manchester City saw the league leaders come away from Craven Cottage with a 3-0 win and all three points.

After a tight affair in the first half, Stones powered the ball home, connecting with a wonderfully lofted ball into the box by Joao Cancelo.

Jesus then contributed, pouncing on a Fulham mistake to smash the ball past Tosin Adarabioyo, who then fouled Ferran Torres in the box to give Agüero the chance to end his 14-month goal drought.

Class is permanent

Agüero showed once again why people have this saying. It has been a tough season for the Argentine, to say the least. Plagued with illness and injury, minimal minutes on the pitch, yet the striker still comes up with the goods time and time again.

Saturday night saw Agüero complete his first full 90 minutes of the season in all competitions, with the game being only his eighth outing in 30 Premier League games.

With the club's best striker back to full fitness and getting some all-important game time, Citizens will be becoming much more confident of getting further in the Champions League in what could be Agüero's last season at the club.

No need for the cavalry

To the surprise of many fans, Pep Guardiola decided to drop İlkay Gündoğan, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez

Despite being one place off the foot of the table, Fulham boasts the ninth-best form in the last six games out of all Premier League sides, bettering the likes of Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Liverpool.

Even though it looks as though Fulham are falling short this season, and heading back to the Championship, nothing is ever 100% - especially this season. Dropping City's star men was an interesting choice, causing a lot of chatter before the game had kicked off.

However, the players that are maybe overlooked at times, showed exactly why they belong at City and what they bring to the squad - Benjamin Mendy, especially.

The Frenchman has found it difficult to break into the team this season. Before getting 10 minutes out on the pitch against Southampton, 16 games separated that game and his previous appearance.

Mendy was watching on from the bench for 15 of those matches, with the left-back being left out of the squad altogether for the win against Wolves.

A clean sheet and a decent team performance could be a reason why he should be starting more often.

Keep the records coming

Although the loss in the Manchester derby last weekend meant City's winning streak had come to an end, Fulham gave them an opportunity to further one of their current records.

The Blues had chalked up a club record 12 consecutive away wins and were favourites to make it 13 before their travel to London.

With their record against Fulham being a rather impressive one, it was almost impossible for Man City to walk away with anything but a win. Since the 2008 takeover, City has won the last 11 meetings, and in the last seven have been triumphant by a combined scoreline of 21-0. Ouch.